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Step-by-Step eBird Instructions for Desktop:

Click the Explore tab in the top left of eBird Homepage.


Scroll down to “More Ways to Explore” and click Explore Hotspots.


In the “Location” search bar on the top right, type in a location you want to explore. This could be a state, a county, a city, or a specific large place or zone like a beach or an airport. Select the location you want to see from the drop down menu that appears as you type.


You’ll see small, teardrop-shaped hotspots icons appear on the map.

Click one to view a summary of the hotspot!

From here you can:

  • See the hotspot’s name and a brief overview of how many species and checklists it has.

  • Tap the title or scroll down within the hotspot info window to the large blue “View Details” button to view the hotspot’s data, species, checklists, and visitors. 

  • Scroll down and tap “Bar charts” to view a list of the species with filled bars to show what times of the year that species is seen there.

  • Scroll down and tap “Directions” to view the hotspot’s location on Google Maps.

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