Ohio eBird Hotspots

Tip: To search for a hotspot, use the search icon (upper right above) and enter all or part of a hotspot name.

Click on a county name below to see all the eBird hotspots in that county.

Top Birding Locations in Ohio
Updated 2/5/2018

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge – 300 species
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area – 300 species
Headlands Beach State Park – 285 species
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area – 282 species
Maumee Bay State Park – 282 species
Buck Creek State Park – 281 species
Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area – 280 species
Lakefront Reservation – 279 species
Big Island Wildlife Area – 272 species
Lorain Harbor – 270 species
East Fork State Park – 269 species
Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve – 268 species
Hoover Reservoir – 265 species
Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge – 264 species
Wendy Park, Whiskey Island – 264 species
Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve – 258 species
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve – 257 species
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – 255 species
Englewood MetroPark – 254 species
Miami Whitewater Forest – 254 species
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area – 253 species
Kelleys Island – 252 species
Findlay Reservoirs – 251 species
Spring Valley Wildlife Area – 251 species
Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing – 250 species
Sandy Ridge Reservation – 249 species
Caesar Creek State Park – 249 species
Pipe Creek Wildlife Area – 248 species
Hueston Woods State Park – 248 species
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve – 247 species
East Harbor State Park – 247 species
Fernald Nature Preserve – 245 species
Cuyahoga Valley National Park – 241 species
Holden Arboretum – 235 species

Resources
Books on Birding in Ohio
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
Birding Ohio Facebook Group
Ohio eBird Q & A Facebook Group
Ohio Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group
Ohio-birds email list (Ohio Ornithological Society)

Organizations and Bird Clubs
Ohio Ornithological Society
Greater Akron Audubon Society
Black River Audubon Society
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
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
Kirtland Bird Club
Audubon Miami Valley
Greater Mohican Audubon Society
Toledo Naturalists’ Association
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society
The Wilderness Center

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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.

Reporting Rare Bird Sightings and Stakeouts
eBird Rare Bird Alert for Ohio

Tips and How to Help
About eBird
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
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
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