What’s New

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What’s New This Week

Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

Updated Information

When known, we have added information about restrooms and handicap accessible facilities on pages about hotspots in the right column above the map. This information is missing for many locations. It is helpful to birders to know whether or not there are restrooms at the location. The availability of wheelchair access or other handicap accessible facilities is very useful for some birders. If you can help to fill in the gaps with new information or corrections, please use the contact link on the top menu bar to send this information to the editor.

New Hotspots

Portage Lakes–North Reservoir, Myers Island

Ashtabula County
Red Brook Metropark

Clermont County
Pierce Preserve

Delaware County
Highbanks Metro Park–Overlook Trail

Greene County
Wright Brothers Memorial Park

Lorain County
Black River Landing

Summit County
Portage Lakes–North Reservoir, Myers Island
Richfield Heritage Preserve

Renamed Hotspots

Lucas County
119th St., Point Place
149th St., Point Place
Point Place is a neighborhood in Toledo near the Michigan border. There are several hotspots, including these two, which provide views of birds on Maumee Bay.

What’s New – October 7, 2018

Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

New Hotspots

Cuyahoga County
North Olmsted Community Park

Summit County
We have added hotspots at Nimisila Reservoir in Summit County. The overall hotspot may be used for birds seen from various locations around the reservoir. If you use the new hotspots, please limit each checklist to birds seen at the specific location. These new hotspots should be helpful to birders in finding where to go around the reservoir to view birds.
Nimisila Reservoir–Campground and Boat Ramp
Please note that vehicle access to the Campground is limited to registered campers during the camping season.
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C1 and Boat Ramp
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C3
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C4
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C5
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C6 and Boat Ramp
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot C7
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot SM2 and Boat Ramp
We have added the parking lot identification to the hotspot at the Dam and Spillway
Nimisila Reservoir–Parking Lot SM3, Dam and Spillway

Wayne County
Rogues Hollow Historical Park

Hotspot Name Changes

The Tri-County Triangle Trail has changed the name of the trail to Paint Creek Recreational Trail.
Fayette County
Paint Creek Recreational Trail–Robinson Rd. Trailhead, Shaw Wetlands
Ross County
Paint Creek Recreational Trail–Austin Trailhead

Hamilton County
The hotspot for Caldwell Nature Preserve was incorrectly entered as Caldwell Park
Caldwell Nature Preserve
The hotspot name for Daniel Drake Park has been adjusted from Drake Park to use the full name of the park
Daniel Drake Park

Tip for using eBird

Have you ever wanted to get a “life list” of the birds you have seen at a personal location in your eBird account? Say your backyard? There is a way. Here’s how.
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location

What’s New – October 3, 2018

Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

New Hotspots

Auglaize County
Lock One Park

Hocking County
Enterprise Iles Road
Hocking Canal Lock 17

Madison County
Deer Creek Township Cemetery

Stark County
Rotary Park, North Canton

Trumbull County
Grand River Wildlife Area–Stroups Hickox Road Ponds

Changes to Hotspots

Hotspot Removed
The Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve–Pipeline Trail has been removed from eBird because the construction of the pipeline is nearing completion, the access road crosses private property, and the area is being posted as no trespassing. If you submitted checklists for the Pipeline Trail, the location has been changed to a personal location in your eBird account. So we don’t lose data, please consider changing the location of your checklist to the overall hotspot for Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve.

What’s New – September 24, 2018

Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

Clark County
Buck Creek SP–Cabin Area
Buck Creek SP–Marina
Buck Creek SP–Picnic Area and Disc Golf Course
Buck Creek SP–Prairie View Recreation Area
Buck Creek SP–RV Camping Area

Cuyahoga County
Ursuline College–Lake Elissa

Lucas County
Cannonball Prairie Metropark

New Tips for Birding
Tips for birding Academy Park and Woodside Green Park in Franklin County have been added. These two parks are adjacent to each other and Big Walnut Creek runs through the area. The tips will help birders know where the dividing line is between the two parks.
Academy Park
Woodside Green Park

Updated Alphabetical Index
The Alphabetical Index of Ohio eBird hotspots has been updated. When you do not know the county of a hotspot, you can use the index to located it on the website.