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Willis — February 26, 08:00PM

Is there a way to see all hotspots?

I've been birding for a while now, but just added my first checklist. I created a hotspot for tracking yard birds but only see it if I search for a species on my list. Other area hotspots showed up as well on the species list. is there a way to see all the hotspots in my area without searching for a species? Explore Data/Explore Hotspots doesn't show all.

JW Mills — February 27, 10:55AM

Sounds to me like you are a getting confused regarding Hotspots and Personal locations. Most likely what you created for your yard is a Personal location, that's why it doesn't show up on Explore Hotspots.
Explore Hotspots does show all Hotspots, but it does not show Personal locations.

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Willis — February 27, 12:23PM

Thanks for the reply. I have suggested the location as a hotspot. My wife and I bird frequently in the area and have noticed there are no active hotspots around us. most active ones are 40 miles away or more. We thought we'd start logging our sightings for others to see. Every year we get a few birds unique to the area including owls, warblers, waterfowl and more.

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Filmore — February 28, 03:59AM

It's good that you are entering all that data into eBird.
Realize that eBird generally doesn't make private property into hotspots unless it's OK for other people to bird there. That is to protect people's privacy. If your location is open for others to visit and has unique birds, then you could explain this to eBird when you request that it be a hotspot, and maybe they will do it.

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