What’s New

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What’s New–April 30, 2019

Updates

Added WhereDaBirds notable sightings display to
Massachusetts
Maine
New Hampshire

Vermont

Added top 20 birding locations in Vermont
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA
Delta Park IBA
Herricks Cove IBA
Charlotte Town Beach
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Brilyea Access
Shelburne Bay
Button Bay State Park
Lake Runnemede, Evarts Pond–Paradise Park
Retreat Meadows and West River Mouth
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge IBA
Berlin Pond IBA
West Rutland Marsh IBA
McCuen Slang
Shelburne Farms
LaPlatte River and Marshes
Whitney Creek and Hospital Creek Wildlife Management Area
Colchester Railroad Causeway
Brattleboro Marina and West River Trail
Kent Pond–Killington
Colchester Pond–Colchester

Other hotspots added
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Bird Observatory and Banding Station
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Farrell Access
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Gage Road
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Goose Viewing Area
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Stone Bridge Dam
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Town House Road Wetland
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area IBA–Visitor Center
Dead Creek Confluence With Otter Creek
Dead Creek–Panton Road Crossing
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Charcoal Creek
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Dead Creek
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Dead Creek Outlet
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Macs Bend and Jeep Trail
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Maquam and Black Creek Trails
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Maquam Bog and Old Railroad Passage
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Mouth of River and Tip of Delta
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Overlook Parking Area
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Stephen Young Marsh
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge–Headquarters Vicinity and Discovery Trail
Red Rocks Park
Shelburne Bay Park and Allen Hill
Shelburne Point

What’s New–April 15, 2019

Notable Sightings

Added Notable Sightings gadget to state pages:
Connecticut Notable Bird Sightings
Georgia Notable Bird Sightings
Maine Notable Bird Sightings
Massachusetts Notable Bird Sightings
Michigan Notable Bird Sightings
New Hampshire Notable Bird Sightings
Rhode Island Notable Bird Sightings
Vermont Notable Bird Sightings

Arizona

Added Arizona Notable Bird Sightings

Added top 20 birding locations in Arizona
Patagonia Lake State Park
Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Sweetwater Wetlands
Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge
Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–San Pedro House and Trails
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Glendale Recharge Ponds
Pena Blanca Lake
Patagonia Lake State Park–Birding Trail
Hassayampa River Preserve
Kino Springs
Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve
Patagonia Lake–Sonoita Creek
De Anza Trail–Tubac
Avra Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant
Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park
Prescott–Willow Lake
San Pedro River Inn

Other pages added
Davis Road at Central Highway
De Anza Trail
De Anza Trail–Carmen (Clark Crossing Road)
De Anza Trail–Elephant Head Road
De Anza Trail–Rio Rico (Guy Tobin Trailhead)
De Anza Trail–Tubac Kiosk Area
De Anza Trail–Tumacacori
De Anza Trail–Powerline Right of Way Area
Patagonia–Geoffrey Platts Trail
Patagonia Lake Dam and Spillway Area
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Charleston Bridge
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Escapule Wash
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Fairbank
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Hereford Bridge
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Highway 92 Bridge
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Kingfisher Pond
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–Murray Springs Clovis Site
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Sonoita Creek–Salero Road
Willcox
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area

What’s New–March 15, 2019

eBird Hotspot Pages

Georgia

Created the home page for Birding in Georgia
Appling County – added county page and 1 hotspot page

Massachusetts

Middlesex County
Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell
Thanks to Molly Jacobson for adding photos of this hotspot.

Rhode Island

Providence County – added 39 of 66 hotspot pages

Updates

Massachusetts

Alphabetical Index – created

Michigan

All county pages have been updated with formatting changes.

New Hampshire

Thanks to Molly Jacobson for adding photos and tips for birding to several hotspot pages.

Hillsborough County
Cemetery Fields, Amherst
Harris Center For Conservation Education, Hancock
Wildcat Falls Conservation Area, Merrimack

Strafford County
Foss Farm–West, Durham
Route 155A Farm Fields (Moore/Tecce), Durham

What’s New–March 8, 2019

eBird Hotspot Pages

Michigan

Alcona County – 2 hotspot pages added
Allegan County – 2 hotspot pages added

Rhode Island

Bristol County – 30 hotspot pages added
Kent County – 33 hotspot pages added
Newport County – 85 hotspot pages added

Updates

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County
Lovewell Pond, Nashua
Thanks to Christine Sheridan for providing corrected information about this pond.
Wildcat Falls Conservation Area, Merrimack
Thanks to Molly Jacobson for offering tips for birding this location.

What’s New February 26, 2019

New England States

This website serves as a database for information describing eBird hotspots. Eventually, we hope the information collected can be transferred to the eBird website. While all of the hotspots in New Hampshire are described, we are just beginning to collect information on nearby states.

This week I added sections to the website for these New England states:
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Vermont

All of the county pages have been created for these states.

On each county page, most of the links to hotspots are to the eBird website. These links are in plain text. When there is a page in this website with more information, the link to the hotspot appears in bold.

For example, this week Daniel McDermott sent me tips for birding two hotspots in Middlesex County in Massachusetts:
University of Massachusetts Lowell–Boathouse
Merrimack River behind Tsongas Arena

I have data to add to coastal locations in Connecticut and Rhode Island and several counties in Massachusetts. I will enter this information into the website as I have time.

Updates New Hampshire Hotspots

Thanks to Molly Jacobson for adding photos to several locations:

Old Monson Village
Photo by Molly Jacobson

Hillsborough County
Beaver Brook Association–Maple Hill, Hollis
Old Monson Village, Hollis/Milford

Rockingham County
Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland

Strafford County
Route 155A Farm Fields (Moore/Tecce), Durham
This hotspot is also known to local birders as Moore Fields.

New Hampshire – What’s New February 19, 2019

Updates

I have fixed several links which gave “404 Page Not Found” errors, including adding two pages which were missing.

Coos County

Unknown Pond, Kilkenny
Thanks to Cliff Otto for noticing that this page was missing in the website. It has been added.

Hillsborough County

Beaver Brook Great Meadow
Photo by Molly Jacobson

Beaver Brook Great Meadow, Hollis
Grater Woods Conservation Area, Merrimack
Greeley Park, Nashua
Horseshoe Pond, Merrimack
Woodmont Orchard, Hollis
Thanks to Molly Jacobson for adding photos and tips for birding to these locations.

Miller State Park–Pack Monadnock
Thanks to Cliff Otto for adding tips for birding the raptor watch at this state park.

Merrimack County

Carter Hill Orchard, Concord
Thanks to Cliff Otto for adding tips for birding at this location.

Strafford County

College Woods
Photo by Molly Jacobson

College Woods, Durham
Oyster River Landing, Durham
University of New Hampshire–Main Campus
Thanks to Molly Jacobson for providing photos and tips for birding College Woods, the tidal marsh on the Oyster River, and the University of New Hampshire Main Campus.

County Pages Updated

I have added a Google Map to each county page and rearranged the page so that the list of all the hotspots in the county is in the left column. This brings the list closer to the top of the page when you are viewing the website on a smartphone.