What’s New–November 30, 2019

There are 3503 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tip for using this website

What are the locations in Ohio with the most bird species reported? Check the list of 35 top bird locations in Ohio on the home page of this website:
Top Birding Locations in Ohio

New eBird Hotspots

Holmes County

Killbuck Township Road 92
Thanks to Elias Raber for suggesting this hotspot and for providing tips for birding. The hotspot is adjacent to and crosses the Holmes County Trail.

Trumbull County

Mosquito Lake State Park–Beach
Thanks to Bob Patetta for suggesting this additional hotspot as Mosquito Lake State Park.

Updates

Coshocton County

Shelly Gravel Pits
Thanks to Elias Raber for adding tips for birding this location.

Pickaway County

Deer Creek Wildlife Area–Dick Road Wetland
Thanks to Randall Searles for providing additional information and tips for birding this wetland in Pickaway County. The parking for this wetland is on Dick Road and the name of the wetland is changed to reflect this. Previously hotspot was named “Deer Creek SP–Egypt Pike Wetland.” The wetlands south of Dick Road are all within the Wildlife Area, not in the State Park, and the name was adjusted accordingly.

If you visit this area, there are two additional eBird hotspots in the wetlands south of Dick Road:
Deer Creek Wildlife Area–Middle Wetland
Deer Creek Wildlife Area–East Street Wetland

Robert Royce has an excellent blog page with lots of helpful information about birding Deer Creek Wildlife Area and Deer Creek State Park. He describes the three wetland areas and excerpts are included on the appropriate pages above.

Delaware County and Franklin County

Hoover Reservoir–Area D
Thanks to Carl Winstead for suggesting that we adjust the name of this hotspot in Delaware County to match the area designation used at the sign on this fishing access. This was previously named Hoover Reservoir–Fishing Access North of Co. Line Rd. The name was ambiguous because there are several fishing access points north of the this road and the name of the road changes to Smothers Road as It crosses the reservoir.

Also added updated maps and links to all the Hoover Reservoir hotspot pages in Delaware and Franklin counties. The maps now show the labels for the lettered areas around the reservoir.

Updated several of the Alum Creek State Park hotspot pages in Delaware County with tips for birding from the Ohio Ornithological Society.

Updates on two “Focus on . . .” posts

Focus on Birding near a County Line
Focus on Birding near a State Line

eBird has recently moved to a new set of help documents and links to older help topics are no longer available. I have inserted the text about birding near a county or state line into these posts.

What’s New–November 23, 2019

There are 3501 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tip for using this website

Do you want to suggest one of your personal locations to become an eBird hotspot? Check this page for directions of how to do this:
How to Suggest Personal Location as a Hotspot

New eBird Hotspots

Coshocton County

Shelly Gravel Pits
Thanks to Elias Raber for suggesting these gravel pits as a hotspot.
(This hotspot brings the total number of eBird hotspots in Ohio to 3500!)

Delaware County

Alum Creek State Park–Delaware County Road 10A Fishing Access
Thanks to James Muller for suggesting this additional hotspot at Alum Creek State Park and for providing tips for birding there.

Fayette County

Washington Court House Reservoir
Thanks to Jeff Roth for suggesting this new hotspot. The Reservoir Path Parking area is a trailhead for the Paint Creek Recreational Trail.

Summit County

Plaza at Chapel Hill Shopping Center
Thanks to Donna Kuhn for suggesting this hotspot and for providing tips for birding there. Susan Carpenter, who first discovered Fish Crows at this location has also offered tips. Birders who have submitted a checklist of birds seen at this shopping center may want to change the location to this new hotspot.

Updates

Wood Ducks at
East Fork SP South Trailhead Pond
Photo by Linda Gocon

Clermont County

East Fork State Park–South Trailhead Ponds
Thanks to Linda Gocon for providing photos and tips for birding.

Greene County

Mount Saint John Nature Preserve and Campus
Updated with new website link, more detailed description of the property, and a link to a map of the nature preserve.

Stark County

Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center
Thanks to Adam Zorn, Program Manager at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, for providing tips for birding, a description of the hiking trails, and an updated map of the nature center.
Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center Trails
This is the page with the updated information about trails at the nature center.

What’s New–November 16, 2019

There are 3497 shared bird reporting hotspots in Ohio

Tips for using this website

Having trouble finding a hotspot in this website? Check the Alphabetical Index:
Alphabetical Index

New eBird Hotspots

Clermont County

East Fork State Park–South Trailhead Ponds
Thanks to Linda Gocon for suggesting this additional hotspot at East Fork State Park.

Greene County

Hidden Hills Wetland
Thanks to Lee Funderburg for suggesting this hotspot.

Stark County

Tam O’Shanter Park
Thanks to Kent Miller for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Top 35 Ohio Birding Locations
Updated 11/11/2019

Photo by Tom Fishburn


Hocking Hills State Park–Rock House
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos with descriptions.

What’s New–November 9, 2019

There are 3494 shared bird reporting hotspots in Ohio

Tip for using this website
Ohio Birding Drives
provide driving directions to the top birding locations in each Ohio county.

New eBird Hotspots

Clark County

Old Reid Park–Kirby Preserve
The Kirby Preserve is a newly opened addition to Old Reid Park in Springfield.

Darke County

Fort Jefferson Memorial Park
Fort Jefferson State Memorial is adjacent to Wayne Lakes Village which is also an eBird hotspot.

Franklin County

East Granville Park
Thanks to Amy Collini for suggesting this park as an eBird hotspot and for providing tips for birding there.