What’s New–November 20, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

New eBird Hotspots

Clermont County
East Fork State Park–Harsha Lake Dam Boat Ramp, Retzler Road
Thanks to Sandra Keller for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Abby’s Farm
Thanks to Joby Houck for suggesting this hotspot.

Crawford County
Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve
Thanks to Brad Willis for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Hamilton County
Miami Whitewater Forest–Great Miami Bottoms and Dog Park
Thanks to Brian Wulker for suggesting this hotspot.


Hamilton County
Triple Creek Park
Added a Google map street view of the Triple Creek Trail.

Highland County
Highlands Nature Sanctuary–Kamelands Trail
Added photos and tips for birding the Kamelands Trail from the Ohio Ornithological Society Chip Notes. Thanks to Sara Preston for the photos and tips.

Medina County
Chippewa Lake–Krabill Lodge
Added a new trail map.

Ottawa County
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge–Fox Nature Preserve
Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge have announce that a new trail is now open and that the “Fox Unit” is now “Fox Nature Preserve” located across OH-2 from the Ottawa Visitor Center. (Page in process of being updated.)

Kamelands Trail
Photo by Sara Preston
Google Map street view of Triple Creek Trail

About Birding in Ohio Website

About Birding in Ohio Website

The Birding in Ohio website collects tips for birding from Ohio birders and descriptions and maps of eBird hotspots from eBird and other websites. In eBird, hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

The website is sponsored by the Ohio Ornithological Society.

Ken Ostermiller, a volunteer hotspot reviewer for eBird, created and manages the website for the Ohio Ornithological Society.

Website editors are:
Kate Bedor, Central and Southeast regions
Fred Dinkelbach, Northwest and Southwest regions
Joe Wojnarowski, Northeast and East Central regions

What’s New–October 30, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4058 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Fountain Park
Photo by Peter Kleinhenz
Clark County
Crystal Lake, Medway
Thanks to Christina Pascarella for suggesting this hotspot.

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Museum of Art Doan Brook Park
Thanks to Tom Flynn for suggesting this hotspot.

Delaware County
Hoover Reservoir–Areas E and F
Thanks to Rob Thorn for suggesting this hotspot.

Montgomery County
Wesleyan MetroPark
Thanks to James Runkle for suggesting this hotspot.

Miami County
Fountain Park
Thanks to Peter Kleinhenz for suggesting this hotspot.



Clinton County
Culberson Woods State Nature Preserve
We moved the marker for this hotspot near the parking area on OH-730 to make it easier for birders to find on a smartphone when they begin a walk at Cluberson Woods. Thanks to Peter Kleinhenz for noting that the old location of this hotspot was not leading birders to the correct location.

Hamilton County
Bender Mountain Nature Preserve
We have merged the Bender Mountain–Loop Trail hotspot into the hotspot for the nature preserve. All the trails at this nature preserve begin at a common trailhead. Thanks to Brian Wulker, the eBird checklist reviewer for Hamilton County, for suggesting that we need only one hotspot for all the trails at Bender Mountain.

Hocking County
Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos of Kessler Swamp.

Muskingum County
Dillon State Park
We have moved the marker of the general location for all of Dillon State Park away from the beach because we have established a new hotspot for the beach and adjacent trails. The general hotspot is now located near the park office. If you have a checklist at the general location that reports only birds observed at the beach, you may change the location to the new hotspot at the beach. It is acceptable to leave checklists at the general location.

Perry County
Tecumseh Lake
Thanks to Steven Thompson for providing photos of Tecumseh Lake.

Summit County
Crystal Lake, Akron
We have added the community name to this hotspot because there is a newly established hotspot at another Crystal Lake in Clark County.