Enter team name as first name (e.g., Birdlife), and last name as “Team" (full name being Birdlife Team in this case)
Enter full name without spaces for your username (e.g., BirdlifeTeam)
NOTE: If you already have another account for your email address, after confirming username/password be sure to choose “I want to create another account”, and “YES” for “are you sure?"
On Preferences, choose the "Data privacy” user preference to "Hide my data from the Top 100”
We recommend using one internet browser to log into your Team Account, and one to log into your personal eBird account
Share participation instructions with team members
Team members should go out on 17 October, tally birds they find, and report a list of sightings from each specific location that they went birding at. Learn how to report sightings.
Team members should report sightings on their individual accounts, and share their eBird checklist with the Team Account. To share, each team member should go to their list of checklists, tap ‘Share’, and enter the Team Account username (e.g., BirdlifeTeam) to send Shared Checklists to the group bird list.
As Team Captain, accept Shared Checklists to increase your bird list
As Team Captain, go into the Team Account and ‘Accept’ the checklists that are visible on My eBird.
PRO TIP: you can also go to “Contacts” in eBird (available by tapping your username in the upper right of any page on eBird), and set your Team Members as Friends, using their usernames. This will make them automatically copy the shared checklists into your account, without you having to manually tick ‘Accept’ for each one.
Share your team page for friends to follow your progress
When logged in on your Team Account, go to ebird.org/profile (also available by tapping your username in the upper right of any page on eBird).
Click the button to “Set up your profile”, making it public. The link at the top of the page can now be shared, and anyone logged into eBird can see your species tallies as a team, and where in the world your team has birded.
Looks like your Team is ready to go Birding!
Thanks for going through this process! We are so excited you are taking part in your team. Any problems or enquiries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org