Panhandle Road in the Cherokee National Forest in Carter County has been a
popular birding spot for several years but only recently did someone make the
suggestion that it should be an eBird hotspot. If you have sent in checklists
for this location at any time in the past and would like your checklists to be
included in the hotspot, I encourage you to merge your personal Panhandle Road
location with the newly created hotspot. This is how to do it:
From the "My eBird" tab under the "My Checklists" column on the right, choose
"Manage my Locations." Using the search box on the left, find your location
and click edit to open it. Your location will appear on the map screen as a
large green radio button. Select "Merge" and zoom out until you see a smaller
red radio button for the hotspot). Viewing the map as a satellite image will
allow you to zoom out farther which may be necessary if the two locations are
very close together. Once you see the red button, click on it and its name
will appear ("Cherokee National Forest--Panhandle Road"). You will now be
asked if you want to merge your checklist/s with the hotspot. Leave the
"Delete after merging" option checked and click on the merge bar on the left.
When asked if you’re sure say “yes” and all your checklists for that site will
appear in the hotspot.
If you do not feel comfortable doing the merge yourself, I can do it for you.
Simply click on the Suggest as a Hotspot bar at the top of your location and
I’ll take if from there.
It is also possible to move checklists individually into the hotspot by opening
the checklists, clicking on “edit location” at the top right and using the
mapping feature. This works fine if you only have one or two checklists but
with a larger number the merge option would be much quicker.
Any question, please contact me.
a Tennessee eBird Hotspot administrator