Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication to keeping eBird.org running smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for their time reviewing shared location suggestions.
The wiki page site was developed to access data on eBird.org and in places it includes additional links to birding resources at the county and location levels. If you have any suggestions for additional links please send them to me off list. All County pages currently have links for the Illustrated Checklists and links to both Images and Audio from the Macaulay Library.If useful let me know and I'll add these to the location level pages. *Species totals* have been updated for all county pages. This includes the total number of species with an equivalent color code highlighting the county name based on colors used on eBird maps. The alphabetical list of counties on the main page has been updated with total spp. #. *Hotspot pages*: All location pages have been updated on the wiki. These include 821 pages representing a total of 1,686 out of 5,948 hotspots (28.4%). Updates involve *# of species and color codings* based on species # along with updated 2017 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the: • Current Month: Dec./2017 • Prior Month: Nov./2017 • the current two month period Nov.-Dec./2017 • along with the current year: 2017. For the following counties there are individual 'dynamic' wiki pages for the Top "10" locations at the top of the list of shared locations: Cayuga, Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Orange, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Westchester and New York (Borough of Manhattan) Counties have all shared locations linked to wikipages. Counties with 'static' pages do not need to be maintained on a monthly basis. These include pages for the Top "10" locations and includes Albany, Bronx, Broome, Chautauqua, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Genesee, Hamilton, Jefferson, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster & Wayne with Putnam County currently having all shared locations linked to wikipages. Essex and Rockland are newly added since last month's update. An *alphabetical list of all hotspots* (5,948) can be found on a single page. Links exist for any hotspot with a wikipage. Clicking the county name to the right of any hotspot will bring up the county page showing all hotspots for the county. A link to the alphabetical list page is at the bottom of this message. There is a link to the page at the top of the New York State page. *Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages there's a table showing the months, seasons and several time frames for the current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list of species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a list of species for *all* periods click on the name above the months i.e. 'New York State (481 spp.)' or 'Livingston County (262 spp.)'. *Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP button to the right of each species. Clicking this will produce a map of the latest sightings. Red icons show sightings within the past 30 days. Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on 'Checklist' to view their submission. Click on 'Explore Rich Media' in the right sidebar to view locations with photos, audio or video. These also exist for any multi-location page combining the hotspots associated with the location i.e. Ashland Flats Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County with its 3 locations. *Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird checklist (PDF format) for all hotspots on the wiki site. Additional details are in this email sent to the list < https://email@example.com/msg20153.html >. *Tide Graphs* exist for New York County, Kings County (Brooklyn) and Richmond County (Staten Island). There's a quick link to the tide graphs on the "Go To >" line highlighted in blue for each location. If there are multiple graphs on a page the left/right is generally north/south or west/east. If you spot any issues please let me know off line. Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of all species along with the latest checklists submitted and a list of the Top eBirders. The default sort is for the latest additions to the State, County or location. Check out '*My Location Life List*', '*My County Life List*' and '*My State Life List*' links on their respective pages. For each location page click on '*Google Map Directions*' to bring up a Google Map page. On Google Maps click 'Directions' then 'Transit' to plot a public transportation route. By clicking 'More Options and Times' you can refine your search. This also works with 'Driving' and 'Walking'. • Home page: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York • Alphabetical list of hotspots: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/AlphaHotspots -- Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC Wiki for NYS eBird Hotspots <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York> Facebook Discussion for NYS eBird Hotspots: Q & A <https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYeBirdHotspots/> -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --