Date: 11/20/19 7:52 pm From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Subject: Re: [IBLE] Please use stakeout hotspot for eBirding the Boise Brant
Heidi, same idea when we had OVEN at our place in GJ 2012, already a hotspot because of our LAGO in 2007
didn't enjoy being a hotspot for the universe of listers, kind of creepy ~~~~~~~~~~~
From: "Heidi Ware" <heidithebirdnerd...>
To: "Kim Liebich" <birdkimliebich...>
Cc: "Carl Lundblad" <carl.lundblad...>, "IBLE" <ible...>, "Larry Arnold" <larnold47...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:03:20 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Please use stakeout hotspot for eBirding the Boise Brant
If Carl really wants one, I'm okay with that for the Ovenbird but would prefer not, since hotspots show up any time someone browses the hotspot map..... I don't mind birders coming for the ovenbird but don't necessarily want people stopping by our house randomly until the end of time :)
I think the difference here is private property or not
There is now what eBird calls a "Stakeout Hotspot" for this bird and this location. If you observe the Brant at ITD headquarters, please use the eBird hotspot called "stakeout Brant 2019 Boise (ITD Headquarters)". If you used a hotspot called "Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters" between yesterday afternoon and this morning, you'll find that the location has been renamed, and you don't need to do anything. If you previously entered the bird from a personal location, please consider changing the location of your checklist to this new hotspot to keep the map clean and tidy, and to help others figure out when the bird was last seen. If you observe the Brant at some other location in Boise, then it's best to use either a personal location or other hotspot(s) (if appropriate). For now, most or all observations have been from ITD headquarters.
Thanks to everyone for reporting this bird and good luck to those who are going to see it.
ebird Hotspot Editor for Idaho