How do you keep track of your twitches?

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7 years 6 months ago #22078 by darth bangkok
darth bangkok created the topic: How do you keep track of your twitches?
Hi,

I am wondering what methods people use to track their twitches. I've been looking for software out there but never seem to find anything that I like or is affordable. I have been using a site: <!-- w -->[url=http://www.globaltwitcher.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]www.globaltwitcher.com[/url]<!-- w --> I think its great because I can keep track of not only birds but potentially any life on earth (as long as its added into the database. You can always request things to be added though and they get added). You can use it to create trip lists etc too. But its a little cumbersome to use and I would like to have some functions to generate reports etc. The site was built by a guy from Sweden and is great, but I might like to try something else side by side for a while I think.

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DB

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7 years 3 months ago #27634 by Francois
Francois replied the topic: Re: How do you keep track of your twitches?
By the lack of response in the 2 months since you post is seems as if we do not keep track of sightings <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

I still prefer the old pocket book and pencil but as far as electronic aids are concerned I use my HP PDA with built-in GPS.

Loaded on it is:
1. Roberts Multimedia PDA version in which I can create personal lists for each trip and then export to Excel but as your location show that you are USA based this might be an option for you.
2. Then I also have Cybertracker loaded which is free software which you can customize to your needs. I have created a sequence that has the South African lists for mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs/toads and butterflies. Depending on how you set up your sequence you can record any number of stats regarding your sighting and capture the GPS reading, although you do not need to capture GPS so do not have to have a GPS device. It runs on Windows Mobile devices with touch screen. My sightings is then downloaded from the PDA to my PC when I sync. In the query editor you can then create a query to sort records. My sequence keeps all the various lists apart so all the bird sightings are together etc.

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7 years 3 months ago #27646 by Doug
Doug replied the topic: Re: How do you keep track of your twitches?
I used twitch lister but the development has never been finished. Brilliant concept and a very powerful database but the front end does not yet make it useful for anyone who cannot fiddle in the database and knows the database structure.

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