Does anyone know how an eBird Hotspot gets established? As I update county locations and have been out birding I have used the eBird designated "Hot Spots" as a guide. Crazy as it may sound I have found Hotspots what have 6, 5, 9, 2, 1, and even "0" birds listed there. How can these be designated as eBird Hotspots if after driving out to such a location you might find ZERO birds???
Sorry to maybe appear crabby but I think a "hotspot" should have some minimum level like 15-30-50 before we suggest that heading out there could be enjoyable bird IMHO.
Would there be any interest in trying to establish some kind of criteria before we designate a location as and eBird or even Nebraska Hotspot?
*Paul O. Roisen* *Woodbury County, IA* *Mobile 712-301-2817*