Hello Vermont birders,
With Kent McFarland's blessing we (Ron Payne and Ian Worley) are
undertaking a review and updating of all the eBird Hotspots in Vermont.
eBird states: "Hotspots are public birding locations created by eBird
users. Using Hotspots, multiple birders can enter data into the same
shared location, creating aggregated results available through the View
and Explore Data tool." They are especially valuable for birders
wanting an easy way to know what species are known from particular
locations, especially those known to be good birding spots.
In the next few weeks we will be
1. Processing backlogged requests for new hotspots
2. Assessing all current hotspots for use, accuracy of location,
redundancy, naming, etc.
3. Merging redundant hotspots
4. Renaming hotspots as necessary to better identify the location
and to conform to naming standards
5. Moving hotspot markers to more precise locations if needed
6. Encouraging individuals to use hotspots rather than add
personal locations at the exact same location.
We would like your help. If you know of hotspots that are improperly
located, named, etc., please let us know. If there are hotspots that
are used for monitoring projects (other than personal long-term
records), we would love to hear about them. And, tell us about any
other issues or interests regarding hotspots you think we should know about.
Contact us at:
Ron Payne <[log in to unmask]>
Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]>
Thanks, and enjoy the upcoming migrations!
Ron & Ian