CURRENT STATUS

29

Counties Surveyed

329

Species Detected

23680

eBird Checklists Submitted

1843

Hotspots Birded

State-wide Coverage

  • The map below depicts statewide coverage of Oregon2020 Hotspot Squares based on public eBird data up to March, 2018.
  • 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 March, 2018. 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 in the coverage of bird survey data in Oregon.

Nearly all of Oregon’s counties have at least 50% Hotspot Square coverage, and almost half (16 out of 36) have over 75% Hotspot Square 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 white or light grey, still have less than 25% of Hotspot Squares visited. These include Lake, Josephine, and Grant Counties. We will be focusing on these counties in our 2018 Birding Blitz season. 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 count birds within it following our recommended methods.

Participate in Birding Blitzes

Join us for upcoming County Birding Blitzes, where we try to visit and completely survey as many Hotspot Squares possible in a single Oregon county over a weekend.

Learn more about County Birding Blitzes

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.

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.

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!