What’s New–January 4, 2020

There are 3524 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tip for using this website

Looking for location of a particular bird species in Ohio? You can search this website for a bird species, but results will be limited to pages which have the bird in the description of the location. It is a better choice to use the eBird website Species Map. For information on how to do this visit:
About eBird Species Maps

New eBird Hotspots

Ashtabula County

Indian Mound Metropark
Thanks to Robert Krajeski for suggesting this hotspot at a new metropark in the county.

Clermont County

Woodland Mound Boat Launch
Thanks to Gene Sattler for suggesting this new hotspot which is part of Woodland Mound Park. Note that while most of this park is in Hamilton County, the boat ramp is located across the county line in Clermont County.

Harrison County

Clendening Lake
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting that we add an “overall” hotspot for all of Clendening Lake.

Mahoning County

Lake Milton State Park–Mahoning Avenue Nature Trail
Lake Milton State Park–Mountain Bike Trails

Thanks to Paul Sherwood for suggesting these two additional hotspots in the Lake Milton State Park.

Meander Reservoir–Mahoning Avenue
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggested this additional hotspot on the Meander Reservoir for roadside birding. We have adjusted the name of the other hotspot which is in Trumbull County on the reservoir by adding the country name, Meander Reservoir (Trumbull Co.).

Trumbull County

Dunkerton Road
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting this hotspot adjacent to Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area.

Newton Falls Bike Trail
Thanks to Paul Sherwood for suggesting this hotspot.

Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–Chaffee Dodgeville Road
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–North Park Avenue, Townline Road

Thanks to Ethan Kistler for adding these hotspots in the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area.

Updates

Butler County and Hamilton County

Fernald Preserve
Omitted “Nature Preserve” from the names of all the hotspots at the Fernald Preserve to match the official name of this property.

About eBird Species Maps

If you are looking for information about where a particular bird has been seen in Ohio, the eBird species map is a great source of information.

There are three pieces of information to enter on the bar across the top of the map. On the left, enter the species for which you are seeking locations. On the right, enter the location. You can choose the whole state, a county, or even a specific address. The map will zoom to your selection. In the middle, you can adjust the date range. Select “Current Year” to narrow the data to more recent sightings. If you are at the beginning of the year you might want to select a range of last year and this year.

In the right column, select “Show points sooner” to display markers when zoomed out on the map.

Now, click on a marker to see checklists which have been submitted at a location. Red markers have checklists within the last 30 days, blue markers have older checklists. Larger markers are hotspots, smaller markers are personal locations.

Adjust the map to your own preferences.

What’s New–December 28, 2019

There are 3513 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Holmes County

stakeout Harris’s Sparrow, Township Rd. 628, Millersburg (2019)
Thanks to Adam Alexander for suggesting this stakeout. If you have submitted a checklist for this bird, you may want to change your location to the hotspot. This allows information about the bird to show at a shared location. For more information on stakeout hotspots please visit Stakeouts and Rarities.

Lawrence County

Proctorville Park
Thanks to Bryan Smith for suggesting this hotspot in Proctorville and for providing a photo and tips for birding this location.

Tips for using this website

There are two pages which focus on winter birding in Ohio.
Focus on Winter Birding at Killdeer Plains
Focus on Cuyahoga River Winter Birding

Also, check the pages about The Wilds and The Wilds Birding Drive, another place for winter birding.

Looking for location of a particular bird species in Ohio? You can search this website for a bird species, but results will be limited to pages which have the bird in the description of the location. It is a better choice to use the eBird website Species Map. For information on how to do this visit:
About eBird Species Maps

Updates

Cuyahoga County

Hemlock Creek Trail, Independence
Thanks to Fred Losi for suggesting that we add the community name, Independence, to the hotspot name to distinguish this trail from Bedford Reservation–Hemlock Creek Picnic Area, which has an associated trail system four miles away.

What’s New–December 21, 2019

There are 3511 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Lorian County

Vermilion River Reservation–Mill Hollow
Thanks to Paul Sherwood for suggesting this additional hotspot in the Vermilion River Reservation.

Updates

Lorain County

Vermilion River Reservation–Bacon Woods
Added tips for birding Bacon Woods from the Ohio Ornithological Society.

Morrow County and Richland County

Clear Fork Reservoir–Southwest (Morrow County)
Clear Fork Reservoir–Northwest (Richland County)
The Morrow-Richland county line divides the west end of the Clear Fork Reservoir. Morrow County is on the south and Richland County is on the north. We changed the directional names in these two hotspots from “West” to “Southwest” and “Northwest” to help birders identify the location of these hotspots on the reservoir.

Tip for using this website

What’s New
The “What’s New . . .” blog is updated immediately as new hotspots are added, new features developed, or changes are made to eBird hotspots. A weekly summary is posted, usually on Saturday morning. You can always check the link see what is currently being added to the website. Click on “What’s New” on the menu bar at the top of any page in the website.

About your eBird Life Lists

There are links throughout this website which make it easy for your to access information from your eBird account about birds you have reported. Of course, you need to be logged in to your eBird account in the browser you are using.

Want to see your life list of birds for Ohio, or a county, or a hotspot?
There are links on each page to take you directly to your data on the eBird website.

Your Ohio Lists

Your County Lists

Your Life List at any eBird hotspot