Unique way of birding trip reporting

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by Gyorgy Szimuly on October 29, 2010 · 7 comments

in Birding Asia

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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Dawn October 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

This is great. Enjoyed your tour and music.


Anonymous October 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Fascinating tool with some great potential for sharing such trips!


Gunnar Engblom November 2, 2010 at 3:05 am

Great tool…and exactly what I need to illustrate our tours in Peru. Will be using it shortly on our webpage….


Alan McBride November 3, 2010 at 12:31 am

We’re launching Wildiaries from Australia currently and there wont be a better way to promote, record, advertise, share, post photos and reports soon.

Have a look here for now and stay tuned:

and here for an example:


and here for related pages:


Regional hubs, blogs, operators, transport or other providers can all be accommodated…

amcbride1@me.com for further info;-)




Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Thanks for letting me know. Nice idea. I go to check it in detail but I am sure we talk about it in Jamnagar. 🙂


Susan Myers November 13, 2010 at 7:24 am

This looks great Gyorgy! I gave it a quick try – seems to work well but a bit time consuming, as all these things are. The mobile version of it might save a lot of time if you use the gps function. How did you add return trips? I could see any quick way of doing it…


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