Most of the non-lazy birdwatchers are keen to share experiences of their birding trips from preparation to the full list of birds. While many of them are detailed it is sometimes quite hard to track the records which site they belong to.
A few weeks ago I came across a very cool online tool called tripline to report daily bird lists, images and notes of our birding trips by interacting with Google Earth. When displaying an overseas or a local trip, an interactive map guides the reader what happened at the certain spot at a certain date. I have tested it by creating a full bird list with some additional information of my 2006 Indonesia birding trip. This is far not complete but gives you an idea how it works. It was a great fun to “replay” the trip in the timeline, though some of the visited birding sites was quite hard to relocate on the map.
Apart of adding text to every visited site point, images could also be included. Report could be private or public, map animation could be silent or with music clip, and more many cool feature makes any trip report really compelling.
Here is our trip from 2006:
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