What’s New — November 5, 2018

New eBird Hotspots

Athens County
Dairy Barn Ora Anderson Trail

Auglaize County
Memorial Park, Saint Marys
See photo to right

Geauga County
Maple Highlands Trail–North of Fifth Avenue, Chardon

Lorain County
Calvary Cemetery, Lorain

Lucas County
Toledo Memorial Park

Mahoning County
Beaver Township Nature Preserve

Sandusky County
Sandusky County Road 202

Changes to eBird Hotspots

Stark County
Sippo Lake
We have adjusted the name of the hotspot for the Conservation Center to:
Sippo Lake–Sommer Wildlife Conservation Center and Walking Trails
This facility has a new building and a new name. It provides access to and parking for the trails in this section of the park. We have merged the hotspot which was named Sippo Lake–Tower into this hotspot. The tower no longer exists but was located near the same trails which are now served by the Conservation Center.

Tips for using this website

With the move to the WordPress platform, the Ohio eBird Hotspot website now has an RSS feed. “What’s New” and “About This Website” are being processed as blog posts and you can subscribe to them using your RSS feed reader. Use the URL for the website: birding-in-ohio.com

What’s New — October 29, 2018

New eBird Hotspots

Franklin County
Casto Park

eBird Hotspot Name Changes

Union County
Marysville Upground Reservoir
This is the only hotspot for this reservoir. The name had been Marysville Reservoir–Raymond Rd., which implies it is a sub-location. The entrance to the reservoir is on Raymond Road, and the hotspot may be used for checklists of birds seen on or around the reservoir.

New Stakeout Hotspot

Richland County
stakeout Northern Wheatear, Shiloh (2018)
The last reported sighting of the Northern Wheatear was October 23.
If you have submitted a sighting of this bird to eBird at a personal location, please consider changing the location of your checklist to this stakeout hotspot.

For more information about reporting rare bird sightings:
Reporting Rare Bird Sightings

What’s New — October 22, 2018

Updated Information

When known, we have added information about restrooms and handicap accessible facilities on pages about hotspots in the right column above the map. This information is missing for many locations. It is helpful to birders to know whether or not there are restrooms at the location. The availability of wheelchair access or other handicap accessible facilities is very useful for some birders. If you can help to fill in the gaps with new information or corrections, please use the contact link on the top menu bar to send this information to the editor.

New Hotspots

Portage Lakes–North Reservoir, Myers Island


Ashtabula County
Red Brook Metropark

Clermont County
Pierce Preserve

Delaware County
Highbanks Metro Park–Overlook Trail

Greene County
Wright Brothers Memorial Park

Lorain County
Black River Landing

Summit County
Portage Lakes–North Reservoir, Myers Island
Richfield Heritage Preserve

Renamed Hotspots

Lucas County
119th St., Point Place
149th St., Point Place
Point Place is a neighborhood in Toledo near the Michigan border. There are several hotspots, including these two, which provide views of birds on Maumee Bay.

What’s New – October 7, 2018

New Hotspots

Cuyahoga County
North Olmsted Community Park

Summit County
We have added hotspots at Nimisila Reservoir in Summit County. The overall hotspot may be used for birds seen from various locations around the reservoir. If you use the new hotspots, please limit each checklist to birds seen at the specific location. These new hotspots should be helpful to birders in finding where to go around the reservoir to view birds.
Nimisila Reservoir–Campground and Boat Ramp
Please note that vehicle access to the Campground is limited to registered campers during the camping season.
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C1 and Boat Ramp
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C3
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C4
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C5
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C6 and Boat Ramp
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C7
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot SM2 and Boat Ramp
We have added the parking lot identification to the hotspot at the Dam and Spillway
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot SM3, Dam and Spillway

Wayne County
Rogues Hollow Historical Park

Hotspot Name Changes

The Tri-County Triangle Trail has changed the name of the trail to Paint Creek Recreational Trail.
Fayette County
Paint Creek Recreational Trail–Robinson Rd. Trailhead, Shaw Wetlands
Ross County
Paint Creek Recreational Trail–Austin Trailhead

Hamilton County
The hotspot for Caldwell Nature Preserve was incorrectly entered as Caldwell Park
Caldwell Nature Preserve
The hotspot name for Daniel Drake Park has been adjusted from Drake Park to use the full name of the park
Daniel Drake Park

Tip for using eBird

Have you ever wanted to get a “life list” of the birds you have seen at a personal location in your eBird account? Say your backyard? There is a way. Here’s how.
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location