What’s New in Birding in Ohio
About Birding in Ohio
Welcome New eBird Hotspot Reviewers
We are delighted to announce that six birders have recently volunteered with eBird to join Ken Ostermiller in managing the eBird hotspots in Ohio. The group has divided the work of reviewing new hotspot suggestions using the six regions of Ohio. If you suggest a hotspot in Ohio these are the volunteers who will process the suggestion and communicate with you about it.
Northwest – Alex Garrote
Northeast – Joe Wojnarowski
Central – James Muller
East Central – Kisa Weeman
Southwest – Jim Estep
Southeast – Karen Mammone
For the current list of the checklist and hotspot reviewers in Ohio, please visit Ohio eBird Reviewers.
New eBird Hotspots
Photo by Peter Kleinhenz
Crystal Lake, Dayton
Thanks to Christina Pascarella for suggesting this hotspot.
Hoover Reservoir–Areas E and F
Thanks to Rob Thorn for suggesting this hotspot.
Thanks to James Runkle for suggesting this hotspot.
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.
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.