[Tweeters] eBird Hotspot Boosting

Rick Taylor taylorrl at outlook.com
Thu May 20 12:25:08 PDT 2021

Flooding a hot spot for a week will not add an appreciable number of species to the hotspot list. A single good birder can find the bulk of the expected species in an hour or two. To build a picture of the avian species diversity at a hot spot requires weekly trips over a one or more-year time period. This will catch the arrival and departure of migrants, breeders, and over wintering birds in addition to the resident species. Rather than a horde of eBirders descending upon a hotspot for a week, adopt a hot spot and visit it regularly through the year.


Rick Taylor
Everett, WA

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Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:12 PM
To: Joey McCracken <joemccracken3 at gmail.com>
Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] eBird Hotspot Boosting

I like this idea! My limited schedule may not allow for me to participate all the time but I would be willing to join in when I can.
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On May 20, 2021, at 11:29 AM, Joey McCracken <joemccracken3 at gmail.com<mailto:joemccracken3 at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi everyone, I've got an idea for those on eBird. What if we were to find an eBird Hotspot in the area with not too many checklists or species and then for the next week we try and get as many species as possible for that location and we will change the location every week. We could really fill in some missing data and maybe find some rarities in places that are not well birded. It's just an idea for now but if you all want to do it maybe we can start at Brierwood Park<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fhotspot%2FL7009887&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb447ecdf2720445193c108d91bc3e6e2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637571350463002461%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=jkiKrsas6nbHp8zL31FM84dTc1I1m6Q7hf7uahu39T0%3D&reserved=0> just south of Alderwood. Happy birding!
-Joey McCracken
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