Monday, March 27, 2006

Maps of birding clubs and hotspots

Want to see the locations of birding clubs and hotspots near and far? MapMuse.com recently created a nationwide map of clubs. When you click on a purple square, you'll see a new screen that pinpoints an organization's location. When you click on the square again, you'll see details about the club's name and website.

The current map appears to pinpoint only chapters of the National Audubon Society. This presents an opportunity for regional and local groups to add their locations and details to the map.

The birding hotspots map contains only 13 locations today. We all know that the 48 contiguous states contain many more productive sites than that paltry number, so let's hop to it! Add your favored hotspots this week.

The hotspots map offers more information than the clubs map does. When you scroll over a purple square, you'll see a small screen that might contain a photo and provides the name, address, phone number, specialty species, and amenities. When you click on the square, you'll see those plus a description.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Charles said...

cool. i'll forward this to an interested family member.

March 27, 2006 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I love the idea but not the execution.

March 28, 2006 7:42 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Dr. C, I'm glad to hear that your relative might find it helpful.

Mike, I found it a little clumsy. Any thoughts on how to improve it?

March 28, 2006 10:05 AM  

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