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Get birding faster with this app. Get maps, weather, county info and more.

From the folks who continue to bring you cutting edge apps to find birds and submit your sightings to eBird, BirdsEye Hotspots will help you explore hotspots around the world and in your backyard. Whether you are traveling to a new area or birding your home county, you will want this app that will show you new hotspots and get you there. BirdsEye Hotspots is a single-purpose app that makes finding and getting to a hotspot as fast and easy as possible.

BirdsEye Hotspots features:

◆ County listers rejoice! Always know which county you are in and which county your hotspots are in. See just the hotspots in your county or all of the nearest hotspots.

◆ Get driving, walking and transit directions to any hotspot worldwide in your favorite apps. Hotspots currently works with many of the popular map and navigation apps.

◆ Link directly to the new BirdsEye app to view local abundance charts of the birds found at each hotspot. (requires the new BirdsEye North America)

◆ One tap button to copy the latitude and longitude of a hotspot or your current location to quickly share with others.

◆ Local weather data - you need to know what the conditions will be when searching for your next birding spot. That spot that is excellent in sunny conditions can be brutal when its stormy while rainy weather can prompt you to head to nearby lakes to look for waterfowl. BirdsEye Hotspots gives you key weather information on the search page to plan our your day.

◆ Sunrise and sunset times so you always know how much more daylight you have left to twitch that rarity.

◆ World wide access to eBird hotspots

Note: Requires WiFi or data connection to access hotspot data.

We are hoping to continue building this into an app that provides you with all the info you need when searching for a place to bird. We encourage your constructive criticism and feature requests through the form in the app. We want BirdsEye Hotspots to be the go-to app when looking for places to bird and would love to hear your ideas on what will make it the most useful app for this purpose.

About the publisher
Birds in the Hand

The mission of Birds in the Hand is to support bird conservation and science through the eBird project. In addition to working hard to try to make the most advanced birding apps in the world that support and promote eBird, we also contribute a fraction of all of our sales to eBird and the Cornell Lab or Ornithology.

About eBird

Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundances and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. eBird is a real-time, online checklist program that allows anyone to contribute their bird sightings to be viewed and used by other birders and scientists alike. eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds.

What’s New

Version 1.6

Updated to work with the latest eBird API.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Retdet ,


This is an excellent app for finding birding hotspots. It’s easy to use and is comprehensive. My only recommendation for improvement would be for the developers to improve the directions feature. As it stands, the directions sometimes takes you to the nearest section of the hotspot, which isn’t always the entrance to the site.

greengirrl ,

Limited functionality

I have used this app for years and generally like it. But it won’t search outside my local area. If I’m in Virginia, for example, it only allows me to search within Virginia. If I’m in the search bar and click on “United States,” nothing changes. Same with “World.” Also, when I click on the globe and navigate across the map to Arizona, for example, it should populate all the hotspots so I can zoom in on the one I want. But it doesn’t. So it’s really only useful for searching hotspots in the state you’re in. It’s great for navigating to my saved hotspots quickly though.

Colorad123 ,


I checked out three areas I am familiar with in Connecticut, Colorado and California. There was a very nice list of each. It would be nice to have a place for a user input description- it simply lists places, not describing topography.


James Stuckey Weber
7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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