We've been working on this for the last few weeks and it's finally here. Our tagging feature gives you the ability to 'Tag' or 'Label' your sightings with as many tags as you want to give you infinite ways to slice and dice your lifelists.
Do go to your Tags menu, go to your My Birds page and look at the Sorting Links. Notice on the right it says, "Sort by: Tags | Bird Name | Date Sighted | Family." That "Tags" link is where you will be able to view and sort your pictures in any way that you want to label them.
Think of putting your sightings in Folders as something from the 1950's. The Tagging feature is pure Web 3.0! For example, if you saw a black phoebe out in back from your house on a Saturday morning with your son Bradley, you could 'Tag' that sighting with the words, "backyard, Scotty, Saturday."
There are several ways to do it:
1.) You just click the "Add a Bird" button from your "My Birds" page and type in the following tags, separated by commas, in the appropriate space: "Backyard, Scotty, Saturday."
2.) "What about adding tags after the fact? I've already uploaded so many birds!" Not a problem. On your Lifelist (My Birds page), if you want to add tags to any bird you've already added, just click on the bird and look to the left viewer. If I also saw an Acorn Woodpecker in my backyard with Scotty, I would click on Acorn Woodpecker, look to the left viewer, and click the "Edit" link (see below)
After clicking the "Edit" link, I would get this dialog box:
I've typed in "Backyard, Scotty" in the tagging field.
3.) This allows you to then sort your lifelist by any of those tags. When you click on "Tags" on your "My Birds" page, there will be a list of Tags that you've already used to label other bird sightings. If I now click my "Scotty" tag, I can see all of the Birds I've seen with Scotty.
4.) To add tags to a sighting that you're mapping, just double-click on the map like you normally do, and add the tags in the appropriate field.
The possibilities are endless, so go have some fun!!