Marked Birds Database Manual – Working with life histories

This article is part of the Marked Birds Database manual and describes how to work with life histories.

For each bird a life history can be stored.

The life history is accessed by opening the main menu and choosing Life History or by choosing Quick View > Life History when working in the Bird Overview screen or the Observation Details screen.

A life history can be added for a bird in the following formats:

  • Text
  • PDF
  • Image
  • Hyperlink
  • Any file as an attachment

If the life history for a particular bird is always only stored as text, all other fields can be hidden by selecting Show Text Version Only. To have this option automatically set when a bird is created, select Preferences > Features > Auto-set Show Text Version Only.

To keep track of the date when any field in the Life History screen is changed, set a date in the Last Updated field. This will give you an indication how current the added information is. To have this date automatically set, select Preferences > Features > Auto-set Last Received Date.


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