Welcome to Birding in Ohio

Descriptions of Birding Locations in Ohio

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.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name on the map or in the Alphabetical list of Ohio Counties.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Ohio Hotspots.

Descriptions of Birding Locations in Ohio

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.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Ohio Counties.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Ohio Hotspots.

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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.

Hotspots by Ohio County

Top Birding Locations in Ohio

Updated 6/9/2020

Also, see the list of Top 100 individual hotspots

More Information

Other Organizations and Bird Clubs

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

You may have noticed that 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 not yet ready. Once the new websites are ready, it will take some time to update the links. In the meantime, I ask for your patience.

eBird Hotspots in other states

Ohio Notable Bird Sightings


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