What’s New–April 3, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3921 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clark County
Moorefield Family Park
Moorefield Family Park is located on Moorefield Road north of Springfield.

Coshocton County
Coshocton County Road 368
Coshocton County Road 368 is in the Mohican River Valley. The road traverses privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only. Thanks to Kent Miller for suggesting this hotspot.

Franklin County
Case Road Prairie Trail
Thanks to Mael Glon for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and tips for birding at a new Columbus park at the site of the former Ohio State University “sheep farm.”

Greene County
Stafford Park
Thanks to Cindy Steeley for suggesting this hotspot in Beavercreek.

Miami County
Canal Lock Park
Canal Lock Park is located just east of downtown Tipp City.
Freeman Prairie Reserve
Freemans Prairie Reserve is adjacent to Canal Locks Park on the south side of the Great Miami River in Tipp City.

Ottawa County
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge–Upper Toussaint Unit
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge–Woodies Roost Trail

Thanks to Trevor Zook for suggesting these additional hotspots at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Portage County
West Branch State Park–West Boat Ramp
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting this additional hotspot in West Branch State Park.

Washington County
Beiser Field Station
Thanks to Jason White for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and tips for birding. The Field Station is associated with Marietta College.

Updates

Greene County
Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve
Oakes Quarry Park
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos.

What’s New–March 27, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3911 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Butler County
Elk Creek Metropark–Sebald Park Area
Thanks to Sue Parks for suggesting this additional hotspot in the Elk Creek Metopark.

Champaign County
Goshen Memorial Park
Thanks to Stefan Minnig for suggesting this hotspot in Mechanicsburg.

Cuayhoga County
Walter Stinson Park
Thanks to Edwin Price for suggesting this hotspot in University Heights.

Hamilton County
Mitchell Memorial Forest–Mountain Bike Trailhead
Thanks to Dan King for suggesting this hotspot within Mitchell Memorial Forest.

Montgomery County
Miami View Park
Thanks to Ryan Shell for suggesting this hotspot in Dayton.

Trumbull County
Belmont Park Cemetery
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Butler County
Elk Creek Metropark–Meadow Ridge Area
Adjusted the name by adding “Meadow Ridge Area.” This metropark has two areas, Meadow Ridge on the east and Sebald Park on the west. Each has its own entrance and trails. There is no trail connecting the two sections. Thus there is no general hotspot for the whole park.

What’s New–March 20, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3905 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Greene County
Bath Township Park
Thanks to Ryan Taylor for suggesting this hotspot.

Hamilton County
Winton Woods–Boathouse
Winton Woods–Campground
Winton Woods–Elm Ridge Overlook
Winton Woods–Fitness Trail
Winton Woods–Golf Course
Winton Woods–Great Oaks Trail
Winton Woods–Harper Meadows
Winton Woods–Kingfisher Trail
Winton Woods–Locust Dell and Spring Beauty Dell
Winton Woods–Meadow Links and Golf Academy
Winton Woods–Orchard Area and Cherry Hill
Winton Woods–Southshore Drive
Winton Woods–West Park Road
Winton Woods–West Branch Trail

Thanks to Brian Wulker for suggesting these additional hotspots at Winton Woods. Whenever possible, please use one of the new hotspots rather than the general hotspot for all of the park.

Hardin County
Andreoff Wildlife Area–Hardin County Road 205
This is an additional hotpost at the Andreoff Wildlife Area, formerly known as the “Hardin County Wetlands,” recently acquired as a new Ohio state wildlife area.

Holmes County
Dunker Road
Thanks to Javin Blake for suggesting this hotspot and providing a description.

Medina County
Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina
Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina has recently been recognized as an arboretum.

Stark County
Sandy Valley Trail–Maple Street Trailhead
Thanks to Jaclyn Hupp for suggesting this hotspot on a new trail in Waynesburg and for providing photos and information about the trail.

Updates

Athens County
Dairy Barn Ora Anderson Trail
Added tips for birding from Melissa Wales, Ohio Ornithological Society Southeast Regional Director.

Clermont County
Valley View Preserve
Added photos and tips for birding from the Ohio Ornithological Society Chip Notes newsletter.

Greene County and Warren County
Spring Valley Wildlife Area
Added tips for birding from Tyler Ficker, Ohio Ornithological Society Southwest Regional Director.

Hamilton County
Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Added “Cincinnati” to the hotspot name to distinguish this from a cemetery with the same name in Medina County.

Hancock County
Blue Rock Nature Preserve
Added tips for birding from Amy Downing, Ohio Ornithological Society, Northwest Regional Director.

Summit County
Akron Fulton Airport–Akron Skate Park
Thanks to Susan Carpenter and other birders for encouraging us to add the airport name to this hotspot. The Skate Park and other locations along Derby Downs Drive provide views of the runways at the airport. This clarifies that this hotspot may be used to report birds seen on the airport.

What’s New–March 13, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3885 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Franklin County
Ohio State University–Fred Beekman Park
Thanks to Andrew Birkhold for suggesting this hotspot on the Ohio State University Main Campus.

Summit County
Cascade Locks Park
Thanks to Josh Hargrave for suggesting this hotspot on the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail in Akron.

Updates

Franklin County
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park–Darby Plains Wet Prairie Restoration
We changed the name of this hotspot from “Battelle Darby Creek Metro-Park–Wet Prairie Teal and Harrier Trails” to match the name used by the park for the wet prairie restoration. The hotspot may be used to report checklists on the Teal and Harrier trails and those at other off-trail ponds in the restoration. If you have a personal location at one of the off-trail ponds, please merge your location into this renamed hotspot.

Medina County
Killbuck Lakes Park–West
Added a new map of Killbuck Lakes trails recently published by the Medina County Parks District.