What’s New–Current

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

New eBird Hotspots

Hamilton County
Kuliga Park
Thanks to Brian Wulker for suggesting this hotspot.

Miami County
River’s Edge Wildlife Preserve
Thanks to Carlton Schooley for suggesting this hotspot.

Warren County
Landen Farm Lake
Thanks to Brady FitzGerald for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Athens County
Woodcock Nature Preserve
At the request of the management we have removed (restricted access) from the name of this hotspot. The preserve is now open to visits to birders without a reservation. The preserve may be closed during deer hunting season. To respect privacy, please avoid getting close to the two houses, occupied by renters, in the northern and central parts of the preserve.

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Hopkins Airport–The Aviator Restaurant Parking Lot
Changed the name of the restaurant from “100th Bomb Group” to “The Aviator.” This parking lot provides the only safe place to view birds on the runway of Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

Erie County
Resthaven Wildlife Area–Castalia Prairie
We have renamed this hotspot to be Castalia Prairie instead of Carson Pass Road. The prairie, on Carson Pass Road which is also the Sandusky-Erie county line, is in Erie County.

Stark County
Middle Branch Trail–Easton Street to Market Street Tunnel
Thanks to Brady Higginbotham for providing a description of this trail and tips for birding.

Woodcock Nature Preserve map

What’s New–January 8, 2022

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

New eBird Hotspots

Verizon Pond

Map from OpenStreetMap (© OpenStreetMap contributors)

Butler County
Indian Creek MetroPark–Pioneer Church
Thanks to Michael Minium for suggesting this hotspot.

Miami University–Bachelor Preserve East Loop
Thanks to Sue Parks for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.
Miami University–Western Woods and Beck Preserve
Thanks to Michael Minium for suggesting this hotspot.

Clark County
New Reid Park
Thanks to Ryan Taylor for suggesting this hotspot.

Delaware County
Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware
Thanks to Sean Williams for suggesting this hotspot.

Hamilton County
Blue Ash YMCA Woods
Thanks to Brian Wulker for suggesting this hotspot.

Hamilton County and Warren County
Verizon Pond–North End (Warren Co.)
Verizon Pond–South End (Hamilton Co.)
Verizon Pond is located at the intersection of Union Cemetery Road and Fields Ertel Road. The south end of the pond is in Hamilton County. The north end of the pond is in Warren County. Birders who carefully keep records by the county of where birds are observed may organize their bird lists accordingly at this pond. The county line passes through the gazebo on the pond edge in the parking lot of the car dealership on the east side of the pond.

Seneca County
Paul M. Gillmor Community Park
Thanks to David De Armey for suggesting this hotspot.

Stark County
Middle Branch Trail–Easton St. to Market St. Tunnel
Thanks to Brady Higgs for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Butler County
Elk Creek Metropark–Meadow Ridge Area
Thanks to Sue Parks for providing photos and tips for birding this location.

Franklin County
Ohio State University–Livestock Facilities (closed) has been removed from eBird as a hotspot at the request of the management. Please observe the “No Trespassing” signs at this facility which is closed to birders. The location has been reverted to a personal location in the accounts of birders who have submitted checklists. No data has been lost or removed from eBird. Birders are asked to refrain from visiting this site and should not submit checklists in the future.

Washington County
Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta
Added the community name to distinguish this from Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware County.

What’s New–December 19, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

New eBird Hotspots

Butler County
Miami University–Peffer Woods Trails
Thanks to Sue Parks for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.

Franklin County
Groveport Recreation and Aquatic Center
Thanks to James Muller for suggesting this hotspot.

Groveport Warehouse District and Retention Ponds
This hotspot has been created to almagate the sightings of a Brant which has been recorded in the retention ponds. If you have a checklist in this area at a personal location, please change the location to this new hotspot.

Knox County
Kokosing Gap Trail–Quarry Pond
Thanks to Isoo O’Brien for suggesting this hotspot.

Richland County
Malabar Farm State Park–Mount Jeez Overlook
Thanks to Christina Stump for suggesting this hotspot.

Wayne County
Clear Creek Park, Wooster
Thanks to David McConnell for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Darke County
Woods Rd. Wetland (view from roadside only)
Added (view from roadside only) to hotspot name.

What’s New–December 11, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

New eBird Hotspots

Hamilton County
stakeout Allen’s Hummingbird, Murry Rd, Cincinnati (2021)
Thanks to Mollie Bading for suggesting this stakeout hotspot.

Franklin County
Scioto Audubon Metro Park–Wetland Trails
Thanks to Beth Riemenschneider for suggesting this additional hotspot for the Scioto Audubon Metro Park.
Due to the reclaimed nature of the park and especially the wetlands area, the Metroparks rangers prefer that people not frequent the wetland trails because the ponds are unlined and the soil is only covering what lies beneath, so they have stopped mowing those trails and discourage people from entering that area. The wetlands can be viewed from a distance from the higher bike trails above and also from paths to the east of the wetlands.

Updates

Athens County
Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
Added a newer map of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway to the main page about the bikeway and to each of he pages describing the sublocations.