This helper function can be used to get the path to a data package for a given species to be used by the various loading functions.

get_species_path(species, path = rappdirs::user_data_dir("ebirdst"))

## Arguments

species character; a single species given as a scientific name, common name or six-letter species code (e.g. woothr). The full list of valid species is can be viewed in the ebirdst_runs data frame included in this package. To download the example dataset, use "example_data". character; directory to download the data to. All downloaded files will be placed in a sub-directory of this directory named according to the unique run ID associated with this species. Defaults to a persistent data directory, which can be found by calling rappdirs::user_data_dir("ebirdst")).

## Value

The path to the data package directory.

## Examples

if (FALSE) {

# get the path
path <- get_species_path("example_data")

# use it to load data