SightingsTOcsv

If you are interested in exporting your AviSys records to eBird, one big problem is that the CSV exports that AviSys does do not include the text of your AviSys Field Notes.

I have created a standalone program, named SightingsTOcsv.exe, that dumps all of your AviSys data, and includes Field Note text with the Comments.

Version 1.1 August 2021

Enhancements

  1. New option "MyEBird", which is described below
  2. Attempt to set "X" counts when appropriate, as described below
  3. Ignore corrupted data

How to use:

Download the file SightingsTOcsv.exe to your AviSys data folder. Open a Powershell window or command window in that folder. Enter the command .\SightingsTOcsv with an option.

There are three possible options:

The program will create two files, a .csv file and a file named FieldNotes.txt. The file FieldNotes.txt just includes the contents of all your field notes, without the rest of the data. I have found that this makes interesting browsing.

The .csv file is named as follows:

Command.csv file name
.\SightingsTOcsv eBirdAviSys.sightings.eBird.csv
.\SightingsTOcsv MyEBirdAviSys.sightings.MyEBirdData.csv
.\SightingsTOcsv AviSysAviSys.sightings.AviSys.csv

Each .csv file contains all of your sightings, sorted by date and location. The different types of .csv are as follows:

AviSys.sightings.eBird.csv
The file is in a format similar to what the builtin AviSys export to eBird produces, except that it includes your field notes. The data is almost ready to export **TO** eBird, except as noted below.
AviSys.sightings.MyEBird.csv
The file is in a format similar to the format of the MyEBirdData.csv file that you can export **FROM** eBird. You may be able to use this file to export your AviSys data to some other listing program besides eBird. I have tested it successfully with Scythebill but it should work with other programs that accept the MyEBirdData.csv file.
AviSys.sightings.AviSys.csv
The file is in a format similar to what the builtin AviSys export produces, except that it includes your field notes.

There are a few things that you will want to check in the .csv file before exporting it to another program.

The program code can be found at https://github.com/kfiala/AviSysDataAccess.