eBird Hotspot Merging Tutorial

Drew WebereBird, Nemesis Bird Podcast, Tutorial1 Comment

Sometimes you just gotta clean up your eBird locations. Maybe you’ve made personal locations in an area that now has a hotspot and want your data to contribute to the hotspot barcharts and species lists. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to do this.

  • Alex Lamoreaux

    I think the easiest way to see if a personal location you have is now a new, official hotspot is to search through a the ‘Submit Sightings’ map and go through state by state. That way you can see your personal hotspot (little blue markers) and if they are close to an official hotspot (little red markers) then you can zoom and see if they should be merged. If you click once on a marker, its name pops up on the right side of the screen.