Welcome to the USGS/PWRC North American Bird Phenology Program Transcription System.
All participants must be registered to do transcriptions and contribute to this program. Click to register.
Questions about transcribing? Want to watch our training videos? See our Training Manual
If you have any trouble registering to become a participant or have further questions, please contact:
The Bird Phenology Program is run almost entirely by volunteers and our progress is a direct result of your efforts. We greatly appreciate your involvement and enthusiasm for the program.
Step 1: Enter your Username and Password
using the login panel on the left side of the screen and click the Login button.
After login, the transcription form will appear, and a card remaining to be transcribed
will be retrieved from the card archive and displayed on the screen in the upper left-hand corner.
Step 2: Transcribe the contents of the card into the appropriate fields below. It's ok to leave fields blank—most cards will have data for only some of the fields. Also, be aware that there are several different card variants, so be careful reading the card image to ensure the data ends up in the proper fields.
Type exactly what you see on the card. We have found through experimentation that a good technique to use is to try to type what you think someone else would enter. If you have a problem with legibility, mark this card as a problem card and click the Submit button. You can also just get a different card by clicking the Next button on the top panel.
Step 3: When you have finished transcribing the contents of the card, click the Submit button to add the transcription to the database. The next card to be transcribed will automatically appear once you press the Submit button.
Step 4: To conclude your transcription session, click the Logout button on the left panel. You will be returned to the login screen.