What’s New–Current

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4054 eBird hotspots 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

Fountain Park
Photo by Peter Kleinhenz
Clark County
Crystal Lake, Dayton
Thanks to Christina Pascarella for suggesting this hotspot.

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Museum of Art Doan Brook Park
Thanks to Tom Flynn for suggesting this hotspot.

Delaware County
Hoover Reservoir–Areas E and F
Thanks to Rob Thorn for suggesting this hotspot.

Montgomery County
Wesleyan MetroPark
Thanks to James Runkle for suggesting this hotspot.

Miami County
Fountain Park
Thanks to Peter Kleinhenz for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Clinton County
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.

Hamilton County
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.

Perry County
Tecumseh Lake
Thanks to Steven Thompson for providing photos of Tecumseh Lake.

Summit County
Crystal Lake, Akron
We have added the community name to this hotspot because there is a newly established hotspot at another Crystal Lake in Dayton.

What’s New–October 2, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 4050 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Cuyahoga County
Westlake Retention Basin
Thanks to Bill Ohlsen for suggesting this hotspot.

Franklin County
Tarpy Woods
Thanks to James Muller for suggesting this hotspot.

Perry County
Tecumseh Lake
Thanks to Steve Thompson for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Trumbull County
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–Mallard Pond (view from Maham Denman Road only)
While Mallard Pond lies within the refuge section of the wildlife area where entry is prohibited, the pond may be viewed from a pull-off on Maham Denman Road. We have added the restriction about birding from the roadside only to this hotspot name. Wildlife officers have asked that birders not enter the pond area as it is in the refuge. Thanks to Ethan Kistler for alerting us to this.

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

Riddle Road, York Township Road 292
Photo by Ken Ostermiller