Ohio eBird Hotspots

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Descriptions of eBird Hotspots in Ohio
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To find the page about an eBird hotspot in Ohio:
+ Use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.
+ Use the Alphabetical index of Ohio eBird Hotspots.
+ Click on a county name in the list or map below to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

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Alphabetical list of Ohio Counties
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Alphabetical index of Ohio Hotspots
Use the alphabetical index when you don’t know the county of the hotspot

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Ohio Notable Bird Sightings

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You may have noticed than the state of Ohio is in the process of updating websites. All of the links to information about state parks, wildlife areas, state nature preserves, boat ramps, and more currently go to a temporary website. The new websites are in development but will not be ready until summer. Once the new websites are ready, it will take some time to update the links. In the meantime, I ask for your patience.

Where to go birding in Ohio

Audubon Important Bird Areas in Ohio
Ohio Birding Drives
Ohio Birding Day Hikes
Roadside Birding

Reporting Rare Bird Sightings and Stakeouts

Top Birding Locations in Ohio

Also, see the list of Top 100 individual hotspots
Updated 6/9/2020
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area – 303 species
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge – 302 species
Headlands Beach State Park – 298 species
Lakefront Reservation – 288 species
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area – 285 species
Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area – 285 species
Maumee Bay State Park – 285 species
Buck Creek State Park – 282 species
Lorain Harbor – 280 species
Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve – 279 species
Wendy Park, Whiskey Island – 277 species
Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve – 276 species
East Fork State Park – 273 species
Big Island Wildlife Area – 268 species
Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing – 268 species
Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge – 265 species
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve – 267 species
Hoover Reservoir – 262 species
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – 261 species
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area – 260 species
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve – 259 species
Miami Whitewater Forest – 258 species
Englewood MetroPark – 258 species
Hueston Woods State Park – 257 species
Caesar Creek State Park – 256 species
Pipe Creek Wildlife Area – 255 species
Sandy Ridge Reservation – 255 species
Kelleys Island – 255 species
Findlay Reservoirs – 255 species
Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary (restricted access) – 254 species
Fernald Preserve – 253 species
Spring Valley Wildlife Area – 253 species
East Harbor State Park – 252 species
Cuyahoga Valley National Park – 250 species
Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area – 249 species


Books on Birding in Ohio
All About Birds – online bird guide
Birds of North America
Alpha Codes (4-letter)
Code of Birding Ethics

Websites about Birding in Ohio

Ohio Bird Records Committee
Lake Erie Birding Trail
Lake Erie Public Access Guide
Birding in Ohio from Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Biggest Week in American Birding
A Birder’s Guide to the Biggest Week by Greg Miller
Best Bets for Birding Crane Creek/Magee Marsh
Ohio-birds email list (Ohio Ornithological Society)

Facebook Groups
Birding Ohio
Ohio eBird Q & A
Ohio Rare Bird Alert
Ohio Chase Birds
Bobolink Area of Ohio
Central Ohio Birders
Cincinnati Birders
Medina County Birding
Ottawa County Birding
South and Central Ohio Birders
Summit County Birding
West Central Ohio Birders
Ohio Backyard Birding

Gallia County Lawrence County Scioto County Meigs County Jackson County Pike County Vinton County Ross County Washington County Athens County Hocking County Monroe County Noble County Morgan County Perry County Fairfield County Belmont County Guernsey County Muskingum County Licking County Adams County Highland County Brown County Clermont County Hamilton County Clinton County Warren County Butler County Pickaway County Fayette County Greene County Montgomery County Preble County Madison County Clark County Champaign County Miami County Logan County Shelby County Darke County Mercer County Delaware County Union County Morrow County Marion County Auglaize County Richland County Crawford County Wyandot County Hardin County Allen County Van Wert County Huron County Seneca County Hancock County Putnam County Paulding County Erie County Sandusky County Wood County Henry County Defiance County Ottawa County Lucas County Fulton County Williams County Lorain County Cuyahoga County Lake County Geauga County Ashtabula County Medina County Summit County Portage County Trumbull County Ashland County Wayne County Stark County Mahoning County Columbiana County Knox County Holmes County Tuscarawas County Carroll County Coshocton County Harrison County Jefferson County Franklin County

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Ohio. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Links to eBird web site

About eBird
eBird Hotspot Explorer
eBird Help Documents
eBird Hotspot Frequently Asked Questions
Lists of all eBird Hotspots world wide
eBird Facebook page

Tips on Managing your eBird Records

How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location

Corrections and How to Help

Organizations and Bird Clubs

Ohio Ornithological Society
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Kirtland Bird Club
Toledo Naturalists’ Association
The Wilderness Center
Ohio Young Birders Club

Greater Akron Audubon Society
Black River Audubon Society
Blackbrook Audubon Society
Canton Audubon Society
Clark County Audubon Society
Greater Cleveland Audubon Society
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
Cincinnati Audubon Society
Columbus Audubon Society
Firelands Audubon Society
Audubon Miami Valley
Greater Mohican Audubon Society
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society

Ohio Notable Bird Sightings

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