The species sighting map is truly one of the handiest features of eBird. In case anyone wants to know how to generate such a map:
- Go to eBird.
- In the menu bar at the top, choose <Explore>
- On the Explore page that comes up next, choose <Species Maps>
- On the Species Map page that come up next, in the menu bar at the top, enter the species name (Yellow-breasted Chat) in the species box; note that as you type the name, a list of bird species names will appear below the box where you're typing. Choose the correct one. (Tip: you can also enter four-letter species codes here - YBCH - and then can choose the full name of the species from the resultant drop-down list).
- Next, also in the top menu, set the date range you're interested in using the choices in the drop-down menu. The map I set up is for June-July of the current year.
- Then, set location as Maryland, USA, or whatever you want (could be a county or could be an eBird hotspot), or you can leave the location blank and just zoom in when the map appears.
- I also like to click <Show Points Sooner> in the menu sidepanel at the right, which reduces the amount of zooming required.
There you have it.
Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of andy connelly
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:09 AM
To: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: [MDBirding] Chat???
where can I find a Chat in Central MD? I know they are seen at PWR North, but where?