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