What’s New–September 26, 2020

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3735 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Lake County
Eastlake Garden Park
Thanks to Cory Chiappone for suggesting this hotspot and for proving photos and tips for birding.

Hardin County and Wyandot County
Andreoff Wildlife Area
Andreoff Wildlife Area–Jackson Township Road 50
Andreoff Wildlife Area (Wyandot County)
The Andreoff Wildlife Area is a newly acquired Ohio state wildlife area, including the area formerly known as the Harden County Wetlands. Most of the wildlife area is in Hardin County and we have renamed the hotspot on Jackson Township Road 50 with the new name. There is a small section of the wildlife area in Wyandot County where there is a new hotspot. Andreoff Wildlife Area may be entered by permit only. Please view birds from the roadside only and do not enter the wetland.
Thanks to Bob Sams for suggesting the new hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Updates

Tuscarawas County
Mosquito Lake–Lakeview Recreation Area
Mosquito Lake–OH-305 Boat Launch

Most of the recreation areas around Mosquito Creek Lake are managed as part of the Mosquito Lake State Park. The two hotspots above, however, are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. We have adjusted the name of these hotspots and added information about the other hotspots on the lake managed by the Corps of Engineers. Thanks to Ethan Kistler for providing information about these sites.

This week the new Birding in Ohio page design has been applied to hotspots in several counties.

What’s New–September 19, 2020

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3733 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

What’s New–September 12, 2020

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3733 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Some changes you may notice

eBird County Overview

On each county page, we have removed the eBird overview summary and display of recent bird sightings from the bottom of the page. Over half of those who visit this website do so via a smartphone and that display was causing an error in displaying county pages. You can easily get to this overview with a single click at the top of each county page. We will continue to look for a way to display similar information on county pages in the future.

Ohio Birding Day Hikes

If you have searched for one of the Ohio Birding Day Hikes via Google or another search tool, you may have encountered a “404 file not found” message. When I created the day hikes, I made a copy of the page about the hotspot and added the information about the hike at the top of the new page. In transferring pages to the new format, I decided that it would be better to have this information on the main page for hotspots with a day hike. None have been deleted. The location of some have been changed and it will take search engines a bit of time to find the new locations. You can use the link above to get the list of day hikes.

Updates

Jackson County
Jackson Lake State Park
Previously named Jackson Lake (Jackson Co.), we added “State Park” to the hotspot name. This lake is entirely within the state park and this designation distinguishes the hotspot from another, smaller Jackson Lake which is located in Pike County. There is no state park on the lake in Pike County.

This week the new Birding in Ohio page design has been applied to hotspots in several counties.

What’s New–September 5, 2020

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3730 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Some changes you may notice

eBird County Overview

On each county page, we have removed the eBird overview summary and display of recent bird sightings from the bottom of the page. Over half of those who visit this website do so via a smartphone and that display was causing an error in displaying county pages. You can easily get to this overview with a single click at the top of each county page. We will continue to look for a way to display similar information on county pages in the future.

Ohio Birding Day Hikes

If you have searched for one of the Ohio Birding Day Hikes via Google or another search tool, you may have encountered a “404 file not found” message. When I created the day hikes, I made a copy of the page about the hotspot and added the information about the hike at the top of the new page. In transferring pages to the new format, I decided that it would be better to have this information on the main page for hotspots with a day hike. None have been deleted. The location of some have been changed and it will take search engines a bit of time to find the new locations. You can use the link above to get the list of day hikes.

New eBird Hotspots

Pickaway County
Deer Creek State Park–Waters Road
Wood County
Cedar Creeks Preserve

Updates

This week the new Birding in Ohio page design has been applied to hotspots in several counties.