About BirdingHotspots.org

The Birding Hotspots website collects tips for birding from birders and descriptions and maps of eBird hotspots from eBird and other websites. In eBird, hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen. BirdingHotspots.org is not affiliated with eBird.

eBirdeBird is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

BirdingHotspots.org is an open source project. You can view or contribute to the code on GitHub. We also release most of the images and content into the Public Domain. Learn More.

Meet the Team

Ken Ostermiller
Ken created and manages the website. He is a volunteer hotspot reviewer for eBird.

Adam Jackson
Adam is a software developer that recently joined team.

Regional Editors


  • Roseanna Denton
  • Ronan Carra
  • James Wheat


  • Chris Lamb
  • Joe Wojnarowski
  • Kate Bedor
  • Fred Dinkelbach


  • Martin Freeland
  • Geoffrey Helmbold
  • Jamie Chavez
  • Linus Blomqvist
  • Kevin Enns-Rempel
  • Matthew Grube
  • Liam Huber
  • Harold Reeve
  • Tom Benson
  • Adam Test
  • Dan Singer
  • Rita Carratello
  • Connor Cochrane
  • Asher Perla
  • Conor McMahon
  • Don Roberson
  • Matthew Page


  • Mike Burrell


  • Ariana Remmel
  • Sandy Berger
  • Devin Moon
  • Allan Mueller
  • Patty McLean
  • Daniel Scheiman
  • Betty Evans


  • Berri Moffett
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Debi Shearwater
  • Oscar Johnson


  • Ann Johnson
  • Andrew Core
  • Noah Henkenius


  • Will Keller
  • Caleb Putnam
  • Chace Scholten


  • Wes Hatch


  • Noah Henkenius

Rhode Island

  • Noah Henkenius


  • Noah Henkenius


  • Noah Henkenius