Date: 7/10/17 1:02 pm From: Michael Linz <mplinz...> Subject: Re: eBird: Tips for Traveling Counts and Mobil App
Dan, This is good information, thanks for sharing.
A question: I am wondering what we need to do in areas in Arkansas where a hot spot covers a large area and/or multiple habitats. An example would be Bald Knob. There is only one hot spot but a large area and multiple habitats. When you are near the front you have mud flats and flooded fields. As you move toward the back you are in a wooded area for a mile or so. I saw someone posted on the article and suggested that you not use hot spots when this is true but instead set up two personal locations. What is your recommendation?
A comment: If possible I use a hot spot. If I have to create a personal location I have somewhat standardized the names I use for traveling locations. I use the city, state, location. Where location is the name of the road or place. It helps me remember where those locations were. While my standard may not work for everyone, I suggest that you develop your own standard.
Michael Linz(Conway, AR
On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 8:08 AM, Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> wrote:
> This is a blog post from a fellow eBird reviewer regarding traveling > counts. http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/2016/03/ebird-checklists-and- > miles-traveled.html. Elevation changes in Arkansas are not as critical as > out west, but habitat boundaries can be important for habitat specialists, > and hotspot and political boundaries apply everywhere. > > He links to the eBird mobile app tips and tricks page, which are also good > to review http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/ > 1101733-ebird-mobile-data-entry-app-best-practices. > > Dan Scheiman > Little Rock, AR >