What’s New–September 4, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4047 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Cuyahoga County
Harmody Park
Thanks to Nancy O’Bryan for suggesting this hotspot.

Franklin County
Hilliard Bradley High School Pond
Thanks to Jennifer Kalb for suggesting this hotspot.

Knox County
Bladensburg Community Center
Thanks to Kim Davidson for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Summit County
Cascade Valley Metro Park–Valley View Area
Changed the name of this from “Valley View Metro Park” as Summit Metro Parks is making this an area within the Cascade Valley Metro Park. Thanks to Adam Jackson for noting the change and providing a photo.
Photo by Adam Jackson

What’s New–August 28, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4044 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Delaware County
Sycamore Run Park
Thanks to Corinna Nixdorf-Honscheid for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding

Marion County
Big Island Wildlife Area–Seiter Road
New Vision Fire Station and Community Center
Thanks to Ron Sempier for suggesting these hotspots and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Montgomery County
Oak Grove Park
Thanks to George Keller for suggesting this hotspot.

What’s New–August 21, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4040 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clermont County
East Fork State Park–Reisinger Road Boat Ramp
Thanks to Rudy Iles for suggesting this eBird hotspot and for providing tips for birding.

Franklin County
Easton Nature Walk
Thanks to Gregory Allen for suggesting this eBird hotspot and for providing photos.

Marion County
Ohio State University Marion Campus–Larry R. Yoder Prairie Nature Center
Thanks to Ron Sempier for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Portage County
Brady Lake
Thomas Heritage Park
Thanks to Alex Colucci for suggesting these hotspots.

Shelby County
Roadside Park
Thanks to Janalin Leach for suggesting this hotspot.

Stark County
Craig Pittman Memorial Park
Thanks to John Cefus for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Delaware County
Scioto River–Radnor Boat Ramp
Thanks to Rob Thorn for adding a photo of this location.
Radnor Boat Ramp
Photo by Rob Thorn

What’s New–August 7, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4033 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tips for Birding in Ohio

Focus on Ohio Shorebird Hotspots
During the fall and spring migrations and despite the fact that we have no “seashore” in Ohio, an amazing array of shorebirds visit the state. Lakeshores, mudflats, “skypools” in flooded agricultural fields, marshes, bogs, fens, swamps — there are many habitats in Ohio that migrating shorebirds use to rest and recharge on their journeys.

Check the latest “Focus on . . .” blog for tips for finding shorebirds in Ohio and a list of Ohio hotspots where shorebirds are likely to be found.

Thanks to Patty McKelvey for suggesting this “Focus on…” topic.

New eBird Hotspots

Ashtabula County Fairgrounds
Photo by Kim Nordquest

Ashland County
Weltmer Park
Thanks to Gary Cowell for suggesting this hotspot.

Ashtabula County
Ashtabula County Fairgrounds
Thanks to Kim Norquest for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos.

Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga Community College–Eastern Campus
Thanks to Dan Hazard for suggesting this hotspot.

Delaware County
Scioto River–Radnor Boat Ramp
Thanks to Rob Thorn for suggesting this hotspot.

Mahoning County
Boardman Park
Thanks to Patrick Lewis for suggesting this hotspot in Boardman and for providing tips for birding.

Updates

Sandusky County
Billman Road, York Township Road 219
Bonham Road, York Township Road 205
Riddle Road, York Township Road 292

Seneca County
Roy Myers Road, Thompson Township Road 80

Added the township road numbers to the names of these hotspots.

Lorain County
Lakeview Park
Lorain Harbor–Fishing Pier
Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing
Menards Retention Pond
Thanks to Patty McKelvey for adding tips for finding shorebirds at these hotspots.

Montgomery County
Collier Preserve, Mill Creek
Mill Creek MetroParks has changed the name of this location from Mill Creek Preserve Wetlands to Collier Preserve. The eBird hotspot name adds Mill Creek to distinguish this from the Collier State Nature Preserve in Seneca County.

Riddle Road, York Township Road 292
Photo by Ken Ostermiller