Sharing eBird Sightings

These instructions are for anyone who wants to share eBird sightings with others, but especially for Boxborough Birders Group trip leaders.

eBird Checklist Tools

eBird Checklist Tools

You’ve just had a great morning of birding, posted your list on eBird, and now you want to tell everyone about the exciting birds you saw, but the options can be confusing.  After you submit your sightings to eBird, there will be some options under the Checklist Tools menu at the upper right. There are two ways to send your sightings to others, depending on whether they were with you on the trip and whether they use eBird, and you want to make sure you choose the correct option for what you want to do.

Share w/Others in Your Party 

Do not use the Share w/Others option to send your sightings to the entire Boxborough Birders Group. Use it only to share the list with people who were there with you on the trip. (Or more precisely, use it only to send to people who were with you, and use eBird, and whose email address you know.)  If you try to share an eBird list with someone who does not use eBird, they will not be able to see the list at all.

Email Yourself

For everyone else, the best way to go is to use the Email Yourself button to send the list to yourself first. Then you can forward the email to the entire group and they will be able to read it.

Boxborough Birder’s Annual Meeting 2019

“Bird Migration in Central Massachusetts”

Keynote speakers: Mark Lynch and Sheila Carroll
Thursday, May 23rd at 7PM
Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough

Mark Lynch is a teacher and trip leader for Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary in Worcester. He was a founding member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee, and is currently the book review editor for the journal Bird Observer, with book reviews in every
issue. Mark was one of the regional editors for the Bird Finding Guide to Western Massachusetts, writing several chapters, including locations in the southern Berkshires and about Monson, the Quabbin, and the Brookfields.

Photo by Sheila Carroll

Photo by Sheila Carroll

Sheila Carroll has been a devoted birder and photographer for more than 35 years, traveling to such places as Tierra del Fuego and Lord Howe Island to observe and photograph birds. Sheila does the photography for Mark’s birding classes and programs and co-leads trips with him for Broad Meadow Brook. (Besides birds, Sheila is passionate about finding, photographing, and identifying odonates―dragonflies and damselflies.) Mark and Sheila were the Central Massachusetts Regional Coordinators for the MA Audubon Breeding Bird Atlas II.

Light refreshments will be provided. Bring your friends!

An exhibit of photographs of birds by Boxborough Birder photographers will also be on display at the library throughout the month of May.

Boxborough Birders is an enthusiastic group of bird watchers from Boxborough, Massachusetts and nearby towns. The group focuses primarily on local “patches” (habitats) in studying and learning about resident and migratory bird species. Walks are organized throughout the year, primarily during spring and fall migration with the sightings posted to eBird and to the Boxborough Birders Google group email. New members are always welcome. To join: go to