As an addendum, it's probably worth noting that the BirdTrax feed appears
to show rare birds as they are reported, not those that are confirmed by an
eBird reviewer, so there may be some erroneously identified birds in the
feed. For example: when I went to the page, I saw a Spruce Grouse reported,
which would be a mega rarity for Ohio -probably the person meant to report
a Ruffed Grouse. Otherwise, this is a great snapshot into bird sightings in
Ohio - thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention, Ken!
On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Ken Ostermiller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Ken Andrews wrote:
> What I would like to be able to do is to just enter a date range and a
> location to see all the markers/lists in an area. That would bring up all
> the markers/list for a time period.<<
> Ken Andrews asked a good question. He and I have had some correspondence
> about a way to get data from eBird that doesn't do exactly what he wants,
> but comes close.
> A while ago, Zachary DeBruine created a gadget, BirdTrax, that can be
> embedded in a web site which displays recently reported data from eBird. I
> included Zachary's gadget on the Ohio eBird Hot Spot web site:
> By default, the BirdTrax gadget shows the rare birds reported in Ohio in
> last week. You can click on "Sightings" within the gadget to see all the
> birds reported in the last week. You can click on a bird name to see all
> locations where that bird has been reported. You can click on a location
> name to see a full list of all the birds reported at that location in the
> last week.
> On each county page I have included a BirdTrax gadget that displays the
> birds seen in the county in the past month. By default the county version
> set to show all bird sightings, because in many counties no rarities are
> being reported. You can click on "Rarities" and they will display if any
> have been reported.
> If you use BirdTrax in conjunction with the eBird site, you should be able
> to get a good picture of where birds are being reported in Ohio. BirdTrax
> not currently embedded in the eBird web site, so you need to go to the Ohio
> eBird Hot Spot web page to view the birds in Ohio.
> Ken Ostermiller
> eBird Hot Spot reviewer for Ohio
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