What’s New–October 12, 2019

New eBird Hotspots

Muskingum University Friendship Trail
Map by William Kerrigan

Clermont County

East Fork State Park–Prairie Trail
Thanks to Ric Payne for suggesting this hotspot.

Franklin County

Topiary Garden Park

Holmes County

stakeout Western Kingbird, Millersburg (2019)
Thanks to Carlton Schooley for suggesting that we set up a stakeout hotspot at this location. If you have submitted a checklist please change your location to the stakeout hotspot.

Mahoning County

Sebring Woods
Thanks to Chris Lamb for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding at this location.

Muskingum County

McGraw Edison Recreation Area
Muskingum University Friendship Trail
Thanks to William Kerrigan for suggesting these hotspots and for supplying photos and tips for birding.

Updates

Indianfield Bluffs Park
Photo by Rob Thorn

Knox County

Indianfield Bluffs Park
Thanks to Rob Thorn for providing photos and tips for birding this hotspot on the Kokosing River.

Mahoning County

Sebring Woods
Thanks to Chris Lamb for providing photos and tips for birding this hotspot.

Ottawa County

stakeout Limpkin, Magee Marsh–Entrance Road (2019)
Added “Entrance Road” to the name of this stakeout hotspot. When the Limpkin is no longer being reported at this location, this hotspot will become a regular hotspot at Magee Marsh. The name of the hotspot will be Magee Marsh–Entrance Road.

Summit County

Fort Island and Griffiths Park
Thanks to Michelle Pesho for providing photos and tips for birding this hotspot.

Fort Island
Photo by Michelle Pesho

What’s New–September 28, 2019

New eBird Hotspots

Cuyahoga County

Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation–Morgans Hollow Picnic Area
Thanks to Nancy O’Bryan for suggesting this additional hotspot in the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation.

Knox County

Indianfield Bluffs Park
Thanks to Rob Thorn for suggesting this hotspot on the Kokosing River.

Summit County

Fort Island and Griffiths Park
Thanks to Michelle Pesho for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Cuyahoga County

Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation–Canalway Center
Adjusted the name to identify this as a location within the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation.

What’s New–September 21, 2019

New eBird Hotspots

Cuyahoga County

Hemlock Creek Trail, Independence
Thanks to Ken Andrews for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and a description.

Greene County

Morris Bean Prairie
Thanks to Gabby Loomis-Amrhein for suggesting this hotspot.
Rockafield Cemetery
Thanks to Piper Jones for suggesting this hotspot.

Marion Tallgrass Trail
Photo by Ron Sempier

Marion County

Marion Tallgrass Trail–Marseilles Road to Hardin County Line
Thanks to Ron Sempier for suggesting this hotspot which adds the last leg of the Marion Tallgrass Trail.

Updates

Trumbull County

Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–Hoagland-Blackstub Road
We have removed the word “Flats” from the name of this hotspot. There are sometimes mudflats visible, but the hotspot may be used for checklists at anytime of year.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–Mahan-Denman Boat Launch
We adjusted the road name to “Mahan-Denman” — we had inadvertently reversed the two names.
Mosquito Lake–North End
This hotspot has been renamed and the marker has been moved out of the area of restricted access in the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area. Boaters may not enter the area north of Mahan-Denman Road. The hotspot may be used to submit checklists of birds seen on the north end of the lake in the wildlife area or the state park.

What’s New–September 14, 2019

New eBird Hotspots

Ottawa County

Battlefield Park
The Ohio Historical Marker is close to Johnson’s Island, not far from the Marblehead Lighthouse. You’ll find a small park on the south side of County Road 135 with half a dozen or so parking spaces.

South Bass Island–Oak Point State Park
Oak Point State Park is one of two state parks on South Bass Island.

Updates

Cuyahoga County

Dunham Park
The city of Maple Heights has recently made an arrangement to transfer the management of Dunham Park to the Cleveland Metroparks. Dunham Park will eventually become a unit of the Bedford Reservation.

Ottawa County

South Bass Island–Dodge Woods Preserve
South Bass Island–Jane Coates Wildflower Trail
South Bass Island–Massie Cliffside Preserve

Added “South Bass Island–” to the names of these hotspots which are on the island. All the hotspots on South Bass Island are now identified in the name of the hotspot.