What’s New–February 1, 2020

There are 3537 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clark County

Buck Creek State Park–West Lake Access from OH-4
Thanks to Dan Kempf for suggesting this additional hotspot as Buck Creek State Park.

Summit County

Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

Thanks to Sue Evanoff for suggesting this new eBird hotspot.
Wolf Creek, Norton
Thanks to Stefanie Musgrave for suggesting this new eBird hotspot.

Updates

Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park

Cuyahoga County

Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park
Thanks to Ken Andrews for creating an updated map of this hotspot indicating parking and good areas to look for birds.

Franklin County

McKinley Quarry
This hotspot was formerly named “Campbell Memorial Park, Shrum Mound.” McKinley Quarry is an old limestone quarry which birders have viewed from the adjacent Shrum Mound at Campbell Memorial Park. The Campbell Memorial Park is a very small park, really just a low stone wall surrounding a burial mound. The new signage at the park asks that visitors not climb the mound. This means that the quarry and rookery cannot be viewed from the park: the bushes around the park are too high and too dense to allow visibility, and the mound should not be climbed to look over the bushes.

The hotspot has been moved south on McKinley Avenue where there is a small pull-in and an overlook. Please view birds on the quarry from the overlook. The quarry itself is posted no trespassing and is closed to entry.
From James Muller

Photo by Bettyann Nagy

Mahoning County

Mill Creek Park–Stitt Pavilion Woods
Thanks to Bettyann Nagy for providing photos of the woods and parking area near Stitt Pavilion.

What’s New–January 25, 2020

There are 3534 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Lawrence County
Thanks to Bryan Smith for suggesting four new eBird hotspots along the Ohio River in Lawrence County.
Coal Grove Boat Ramp
Indian Guyan Boat Ramp
Proctorville Driving Range
Symmes Creek Boat Launch

Muskingum County
The Wilds–Big Muskie Drive
Thanks to Michael Schramm for suggesting this additional hotspot at The Wilds.

Eagle Creek Nature Preserve
Photo by Tom Fishburn

New Ohio Birding Day Hike

Portage County
Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve Trails

Updates

Lorain County

Oberlin College–Oberlin Arboretum
Thanks to Patty McKelvey for sending tips for birding the ponds at Oberlin Arboretum from Diana Steele.

Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos for several eBird hotspot pages.
Calamus Swamp, Pickaway County
Dillon State Park, Muskingum County
Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, Portage County
Goll Woods State Nature Preserve, Fulton County
Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, Stark County
Jefferson Lake State Park, Jefferson County
Petes Pond Preserve, Lake County
Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve, Seneca County

On the home page of the website, updated the list of Top Ohio Birding Locations. On each county page, updated the list of Top Birding Locations in the county (check your favorite Ohio county page).

Whats New–January 18, 2020

There are 3529 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clark County

Beckley Municipal Airport
Thanks to Lee Funderburg for suggesting this hotspot. Please view birds from outside the fence only.

Mahoning County

Mill Creek Park–Stitt Pavilion Woods
Thanks to Bettyann Nagy for suggesting this additional hotspot in Mill Creek Park and for providing tips for birding. Please note that the Stitt Pavilion is a rental facility and access to the pavilion, picnic tables, and facilities is limited to permit holders. Birders may view birds from the parking areas, roadway, and woods edge.

Stark County

Quail Hollow State Park–Meadowlands Trail
Thanks to Lindsay Baker for suggesting this additional hotspot at Quail Hollow State Park.

Summit County

Bath Nature Preserve–Garden Bowl
Thanks to Mike Edgington for suggesting this additional hotspot at the Bath Nature Preserve.

Updates

Summit County

Bath Nature Preserve–Beefys Trail and Woods
Added reference to Beefys Woods to this hotspot name. From Beefys Trail, a trail which is not on the preserve map provides access to the woods and a longer hike around Bath Pond. Added a map of this additional trail to the webpage.

What’s New–January 11, 2020

There are 3525 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Knox County

Wolf Run Regional Park–North Section Trails
Thanks to Janet Chandler for suggesting this additional hotspot in the Wolf Run Regional Park.

Updates

There are updated links on the home page and on each county page for the Top 100 eBirders. From these links it is easy for those interested to see where you stand in the state or in your county.

The default display is for “All time.” You can change this to the current year or select “Other” to choose any year from a list. The default display is records of “Species” seen. You can change this to “Complete checklists” to see where you stand in the number of checklists submitted. Click on “Show Top 100” to refresh the page when you make a change.

There is a similar link on each county page which by default displays your records for that county.

Note for species the data is of personal records and includes both confirmed and unconfirmed reports.