CURRENT STATUS

36

Counties Surveyed

329

Species Detected

25100

eBird Checklists Submitted

2250

Hotspots Birded

State-wide Coverage

  • The map below depicts statewide coverage of Oregon2020 Hotspot Squares based on public eBird data up to April, 2019.
  • Each orange dot is an Oregon 2020 Hotspot containing at least 5 minutes of bird survey data. The larger the orange dot, the more minutes have been spent birding inside that square.
  • The color of each county indicates what percentage of its Hotspots have been visited. The darker the county, the more Hotspots visited.

(Data as of April, 2019. Downloaded from publicly available eBird.org database, which is periodically updated. Current statewide coverage is likely greater than that displayed above)

Our project is making a BIG difference for bird survey coverage in Oregon.

Oregon now has at least 25% Hotspot Square coverage in ALL counties. Nearly two-thirds of Oregon counties (23 out of 36 total) have over 80% coverage! Several counties – such as Benton, Polk, and Multnomah – have over an hour of bird survey data in almost EVERY Hotspot.

BUT, we still have a few gaps.

A few counties, particularly those in lighter grey, still have less than 50% of Hotspot Squares visited. Our greatest needs are in remote counties including Harney and Malheur. Even in counties with good coverage, small dots indicate Hotspot Squares that require more effort.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Citizen science and volunteer participation are necessary to fill in coverage gaps in the map above.

Visit Hotspots

Small dots on the map above indicate Hotspot Squares that need more survey data. Find an under-surveyed Hotspot Square near you and perform several stationary counts throughout it.

Explore Your County

Light-colored counties on this map have comparatively less bird survey data. If you live in or visit one of these under-surveyed counties, consider participating in our County Explorer project.

Follow Our Recommended Methods

Scientifically rigorous counts are the most useful to our project. Whether you are visiting an under-surveyed hotspots, or contributing data from your yard, count birds using our recommended methods.

Species Counts for Hotspots

To the right is a table with the number of bird species seen within Oregon 2020 Hotspot Squares for each county. Counties with more Hotspot survey effort (more Hotspots visited for longer cumulative periods of time), are likely to have higher species richness. Species counts may also vary by county size, habitat variety, etc.

Click on the column headers to sort results by that column. Click repeatedly to switch between ascending and descending results.

Data as of March 2018.

County
# Bird Species in Hotspot
Baker184
Benton164
Clackamas158
Clatsop151
Columbia129
Coos160
Crook180
Curry148
Deschutes175
Douglas153
Gilliam106
Grant152
Harney233
Hood River132
Jackson184
Jefferson173
Josephine110
Klamath220
Lake211
Lane222
Lincoln212
Linn151
Malheur176
Marion134
Morrow176
Multnomah146
Polk190
Sherman120
Tillamook144
Umatilla173
Union138
Wallowa160
Wasco171
Washington120
Wheeler148
Yamhill111

HOTSPOT CHALLENGE STANDINGS

Below you will find the standings of the Oregon 2020 County Explorer Hotspot Challenge*.
Participants are first ranked by number of checklists submitted, then by number of Hotspots visited.
# Checklists: total number of eBird checklists submitted within any hotspot in the county
# Hotspots: total number of Hotspots in the county with at least one eBird checklist submitted

Use the links and arrows at the bottom of the table to navigate between rankings for individual counties.

* Data as of March, 2018. Downloaded from the publicly available eBird database, which is updated periodically and does not contain most recently submitted checklists. Current rankings are likely different than those displayed above. Hotspot Challenge rankings will be regularly adjusted as the eBird database is updated.

THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTICIPANTS FOR CONTRIBUTING DATA TO THE OREGON 2020 PROJECT!