I have finished adding in all of the birds species that were on the former website (192 total!) with at least 1 picture per species. I used this opportunity to improve and expand-upon some of the descriptions so that each species should now have a physical description as well as an idea of its habitat (something that was lacking on the former website for many species). I also used the opportunity to correct a few latin names that have changed since (Such as the wood warbler genus Setophaga, formerly Dendroica.)
During this process I also re-added a number of locations that were on the former site. So that area is expanding as well.
The process of adding species and locations to the website speeds-up the over-all process for adding new photographs. If, for example, I have a photo of a new bird, never photographed before, at a new location, I have to not only upload the photograph, but also add information about the species and the location. That’s 3 steps for one photograph. But each additional photograph of that species at that location only requires 1 step. I still need to back-fill all of the additional bird photographs, probably 1000 or more, but it will be much easier now that I have the species and locations already done.
Moving on from Birds, the next category to repopulate will be Fungi. I have about 106 or so fungi species to be added that will take some time. But it’s a great category and I’m looking forward to it. Over-all there were over 800 different species on the former website. I’d say the progress for rebuilding the website is at about 20%. Hoping to be closer to 50% before the end of the year, and completed by next spring.
So progress is being made. The website will be rebuilt. I still have much programming that needs to be done and it’s still under construction, but it’s starting to become useful as an identification aid again.