The map below shows where people have been seeing the most birds at Iroquois NWR. Click a bird species to see where they have been seen!
What is the INWR Birding Hotspots tool?
Our Birding Hotspots page is a tool you can use to find out where birders have been active and seeing the most birds at Iroquois NWR within the last week. See our Bird Finder tool here.
The data here comes directly from eBird. eBird is a platform built to gather information from birders, archive it, and freely share it to power new data-driven approaches to science, conservation and education.
eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.https://ebird.org/about
Our Birding Hotspots tool takes data from eBird, filters it specifically to INWR, and then then ranks all of the viewing areas by the number of species seen, followed by the number of birders reporting, to allow you to find the BEST place to visit to see a good variety of birds. The selection contains ONLY sighting from INWR in the last week – so if we are showing activity, odds are good you’ll get a good show if you visit!
So, come and support Iroquois, and support eBird by reporting your sightings there!