eBird Checklists Submitted
- 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.
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.
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.
# Bird Species in Hotspot
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.