Ken Ostermiller

28 posts

What’s New–May 2022


Adding descriptions of hotspots in Massachusetts.
Essex County – completed
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – 35 eBird hotspots in Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties
Suffolk County – completed
Barnstable County – in process

New Mexico

Socorro (city only)
Otero Park
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument–Quarai Ruins
Thanks to John Montgomery for providing photos and tips for birding for each of these hotspots.


Adding descriptions of 25 new eBird hotspots in Vermont – completed

What’s New–March 2022

New Mexico

Thanks to Joel Gilb, a local birder, who has taken the time to provide excellent tips for birding at several eBird hotspots in Dona Ana County:
Aguirre Spring Recreation Area
Dripping Springs Natural Area
East of Las Cruces Dam
El Paso–Sabino Segura River Levee Park (Rio Grande)
El Paso–Sunland Park Racetrack
Las Cruces–West Mesa WTP
Leasburg Dam State Park
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
New Mexico State University Campus
Randalls Pool
Rio Grande River Bottom near Calle del Norte
Tellbrook Park, Las Cruces

Thanks to John Montgomery for providing photos extensive tips for birding at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to tips for the whole refuge, John has written tips for each of the sublocations in the refuge.

John has also given specific descriptions of these hotspots:
Sierra County
Kingston Campground
Percha Dam State Park

Socorro County
Escondida Lake
Socorro Nature Area


Adding descriptions of hotspots in Massachusetts.
Middlesex County – complete
Essex County – in process


Have opened a new section of the website for Utah.
County pages
Added a page for each of the counties in Utah.

What’s New–February 2022

New Mexico
Adding descriptions of hotspots in New Mexico.
Have added pages for the top 20 hotspots in New Mexico.
Completed adding pages for the top 10 hotspots in each county.
Pages for all of the hotspots in Eddy County are now available.
Socorro County – completed
Dona Ana County – completed

Adding pages describing hotspots in Massachusetts.
Middlesex County – in process

Added descriptions of new hotspots in Vermont.
Addison County
Ferrisburgh Town Forest
Chittenden County
Huntington Community Forest
Washington County
Confluence River Park
Windham County
Indian Point Picnic Area