Date: 10/25/17 3:34 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots

Bill Flack is the eBird Hotspot Editor for Nebraska. I’m sure he will answer your questions soon.


From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:15 PM
To: NEBirds NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots

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?

God Bless,

Paul O. Roisen

Woodbury County, IA

Mobile 712-301-2817

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