About Eremaea Birds
What Is Eremaea Birds?
Eremaea Birds is an on-line birding atlas built from lists provided by members. Eremaea Birds commenced operation in 2003. The taxonomy is based on the latest update to The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World.
Members have the ability to enter their own lists, and to retrieve a variety of personal reports such as life lists, target species lists, trip lists, observation reports, birding statistics, trip maps, etc.
Sites are created, edited and shared by members. Sites are moderated to ensure consistency with the guidelines provided.
Other services provided to members include email notifications regarding observations of selected species, regional checklists, taxonomic updates and the ability to send a message to another member.
Eremaea Pty Ltd
Eremaea Pty Ltd is a private, independent company based in Melbourne, Australia, specializing in database applications. The directors are Margaret Alcorn and Richard Alcorn. The company is named after the Eremaean Biogeographical Region, the vast and magical desert region of the Australian outback.
Advertisements and Sponsorship
Advertisements and sponsorship help pay the direct running costs of the web site. Any profit from Eremaea Birds, should it ever eventuate, will be applied to practical, on-the-ground conservation projects. Full details will be reported on this web site.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Ian Hall of Digital Mapping Systems for assistance with maps and Mark Barter, Margaret Cameron, Chris Eastwood, Richard Loyn, Simon Starr, Aine Walsh and Richard Walsh for thoughtful feedback during the initial development process of Eremaea Birds. We acknowledge the contribution made by Stuart Cooney and Birds Australia - Victoria in establishing the first and very successful Birdline Victoria web site. Finally, we thank the many members who have provided and continue to provide valuable suggestions and feedback.
Copyright of each bird observation record belongs to the observer. By contributing records to Eremaea Birds the observer gives others permission to make use of the records as described below.
With the exception of Photographic Images, all material on this web site is available for non-profit use under the
attribution non-commercial share alike
licence. You are free to copy, distribute, and display site content (except photographic images), and to make derivative works provided that you give the original authors credit, that you do not use the work for commercial purposes, and that if you alter, transform, or build upon the work, you may distribute the resulting work only under an identical licence. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of the work.
Copyright of photographic images remains with the copyright owner, usually the photographer.
Bird observation records and associated data contributed to this web site may be provided to government and private conservation organizations for conservation purposes. A fee may be charged for work done to support the data transfer, with such fees going towards funding the web site.
Storage and Backup
The Eremaea Birds database is stored on a computer maintained by WebCentral, an internet service provider. WebCentral make backup copies of the database several times daily.
You Can Backup Your Own Data
Eremaea Birds provides an Export option that enables you to download some or all of your bird lists as comma-separated value (CSV) files. In this format, your data can be easily imported into any database or spreadsheet program either for backup purposes or for further processing.
What Happens To My Data If Eremaea Birds Ceases To Operate?
In the event of Eremaea Birds ceasing to operate, you will be given the opportunity to obtain a copy of your bird list data as a CSV file. In addition, the entire database will be archived with Bird Observation and Conservation Australia to use for wildlife conservation purposes.
The only personal information required of you by the registration process is your name and email address. After logging in you may specify a pseudonym by which you will be known on this web site. Observation data forwarded to other conservation organizations may include your name, e.g. records forwarded to BirdLife Australia Atlas Project.
Your email address is known only to adminstrators and is not divulged to anyone else. Your email address is used for administrative purposes when we need to contact you personally (for example, a lost password). It is also used to send you notifications and reports upon your request.
Membership details can be updated on-line.
Aggregate statistical information is used to provide a better service and may be made available to other organisations and advertisers.