What’s New–June 26, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4014 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Watch for the next update around August 1, 2021

New eBird Hotspots

Ashland County
Mohican State Forest–Blue Bridle Trail
Thanks to Billi Krochuk for suggesting this additional hotspot in the Mohican State Forest and for providing tips for birding.

Clinton County
Lytle Creek Nature Preserve
Thanks to Larry Early for suggesting this hotspot.

Cuyahoga County
Brighton Park
Western Reserve Land Conservancy has announced the opening of this new park with trails. The park is located near the Cleveland Zoo.

Greene County
Little Miami Scenic Trail–Xenia
Thanks to Lee Funderburg for suggesting this hotspot on the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

Lorain County
Veterans Memorial Park, Avon
Thanks to Patty and Kevin McKelvey for suggesting this hotspot.

Marion County
Prospect Cemetery
Thanks to Ron Sempier for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Mahoning County
Lincoln Park, Youngstown
Thanks to Cory Chiappone for suggesting this hotspot.

Ottawa County
North Coast Inland Trail–Elmore
Thanks to Ken Clark for suggesting this hotspot on the North Coast Inland Trail and for providing tips for birding.

Updates

Warren County
Beck Park
Thanks to George Keller for providing photos.

What’s New–June 19, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4006 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Lake County
Willow Beach Park
Thanks to Cory Chiappone for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Medina County
Camp Road, Homerville
Camp Road, Township Road 36, is lightly traveled and stretches north for 3 miles from US-224 to Old Mill Road. The road traverses privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only.

Summit County
Cascade Valley Metro Park–Valley View Area
Thanks to Mike Edgington for suggesting this hotspot. Summit Metro Parks acquired the 195-acre former Valley View Golf Course fulfilling the long-term vision of connecting three parks—Cascade Valley, Gorge, and Sand Run—creating 1,700 contiguous acres of natural green space. This section of the park is now open.

Updates

Medina County
Maple Lakes Campground
Thanks to Nancy O’Bryan for providing photos.

What’s New–June 12, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4003 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Delaware County
Highbanks Metro Park–Big Meadows
Thanks to Amy Kramer for suggesting this hotspot. The addition of this hotspot brings the total number of hotspots in Ohio to 4000!

Erie County
Edison Park, Milan
Thanks to Philip Steiner for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Portage County
Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Lake Rockwell Road Trailhead
Thanks to Alex Colucci for suggesting this additional hotspot on the Portage Hike and Bike Trail.

Warren County
Beck Park
Thanks to George Keller for suggesting this hotspot.

Wayne County
Millbrook Road
Thanks to Su Snyder for suggesting this hotspot which is accessed from Elyria Road south of US-3 in the vicinity of Funk Bottoms.

Updates

Darke County
Eidson Woods Preserve, Greenville
Added the community identifier to the name of this hotspot to distinguish it from other hotspots in Ohio with the differently spelled, but similar looking name, “Edison”.

What’s New–June 5, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3998 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clinton County and Highland County
East Fork Riparian Reserve–East Side Trails (Clinton Co.)
East Fork Riparian Reserve–West Side Trails (Highland Co.)
Thanks to Lee Funderburg for suggesting this reserve as a hotspot. The Highland-Clinton county line runs through the middle of this preserve. The trails on the east side of the preserve are in Clinton County. The trails on the west side are in Highland County.

Delaware County
Alum Creek Trail–Polaris Parkway to County Line Road
Thanks to Michael Schramm for suggesting this hotspot. Most of the Alum Creek Trail is in Franklin County. This section in Delaware County is the northernmost terminus of the trail from the county line north to Polaris Parkway where the trail meets the Big Walnut Trail.

Lorain County
Menards Retention Pond
Thanks to Ryan Smylie for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Athens County
Woodcock Nature Preserve (restricted access)
Added (restricted access) to the name of this preserve and tips for birding. Birders are asked to give advance notice the night before visiting by sending a text message to the preserve.

Medina County
Alderfer-Chatfield Wildlife Sanctuary
The Medina County Park District has changed the name of the Wolf Creek Environmental Center to Oenslager Nature Center. The nature center is located in the Alderfer-Chatfield Wildlife Sanctuary. Adjusted the name of this hotspot to use the name of the wildlife sanctuary instead of the nature center, since the trails are in the sanctuary.

Franklin County
Alum Creek Trail–Heritage Park and Westerville Sports Complex
The Alum Creek Trail passes through Heritage Park and this hotspot has been used for checklists on the trail from County Line Road to Main Street. We have changed the name from “Heritage Park, Westerville”. Thanks to Michael Schramm and Rob Thorn for helping to discern this change.