Returns the most recent sighting information reported in a given region or hotspot.

ebirdregion(loc, species = NULL, back = NULL, max = NULL,
  locale = NULL, provisional = FALSE, hotspot = FALSE,
  simple = TRUE, sleep = 0, key = NULL, ...)

Arguments

loc

(required) Region code or locID (for hotspots). Region code can be country code (e.g. "US"), subnational1 (states/provinces, e.g. "US-NV"), or subnational2 code (counties, e.g. "CA-BC-GV").

species

eBird species code. See ebirdtaxonomy for a full list of scientific names, common names, and species codes. Alternatively, you can wrap the scientific name in the species_code function which will return the eBird species code. Defaults to NULL, in which case sightings for all species are returned. See eBird taxonomy for more information: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/ebird-taxonomy

back

Number of days back to look for observations (between 1 and 30, defaults to 14).

max

Maximum number of result rows to return in this request (between 1 and 10000, defaults to all)

locale

Language/locale of response (when translations are available). See http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/Locale.html and https://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1596582-common-name-translations-in-ebird (defaults to en_US).

provisional

Should flagged records that have not been reviewed be included? (defaults to FALSE)

hotspot

Should results be limited to sightings at birding hotspots? (defaults to FALSE).

simple

Logical. Whether to return a simple (TRUE, default) or detailed (FALSE) set of results fields. Detailed results are only available if loc is a locID.

sleep

Time (in seconds) before function sends API call (defaults to zero. Set to higher number if you are using this function in a loop with many API calls).

key

ebird API key. You can obtain one from https://ebird.org/api/keygen. We strongly recommend storing it in your .Renviron file as an environment variable called EBIRD_KEY to avoid having to constantly supply the key, and to avoid accidentally sharing it publicly.

...

Curl options passed on to GET

Value

A data.frame containing the collected information:

"comName": species common name

"howMany": number of individuals observed, NA if only presence was noted

"lat": latitude of the location

"lng": longitude of the location

"locID": unique identifier for the location

"locName": location name

"locationPrivate": TRUE if location is not a birding hotspot

"obsDt": observation date formatted according to ISO 8601 (e.g. 'YYYY-MM-DD', or 'YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm'). Hours and minutes are excluded if the observer did not report an observation time.

"obsReviewed": TRUE if observation has been reviewed, FALSE otherwise

"obsValid": TRUE if observation has been deemed valid by either the automatic filters or a regional viewer, FALSE otherwise

"sciName" species' scientific name

References

http://ebird.org/

Examples

if (FALSE) { ebirdregion(loc = 'US', species = 'btbwar') ebirdregion(loc = 'US', species = species_code('Setophaga caerulescens')) # same as above ebirdregion(loc = 'L196159', species = 'bkcchi', back = 30) ebirdregion('US-OH', max = 10, provisional = TRUE, hotspot = TRUE) }