What’s New–May 8, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3970 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Adams County
Shawnee State Forest–Churn Creek Road
Shawnee State Forest–Lower Twin Creek Road
Added hotspots on roads in the Adams County section of Shawnee State Forest.

Cuyahoga County
Tuxedo Park
Thanks to Rich and Karen Kassouf for suggesting this hotspot in Brooklyn Heights.

Franklin County
Ferris Wright Park
Thanks to Peter Kleinhenz for suggesting this hotspot in Dublin and for providing tips for birding.

Greene County
Travertine Fen State Nature Preserve
Thanks to Peter Kleinhenz for suggesting this hotspot near Spring Valley and for providing tips for birding.

Medina County
Memorial Park, Medina
Roscoe Ewing Park
Sam Masi and Crestwood Parks
Thanks to Alex Colucci for suggesting these hotspots in the city of Medina.

Portage County
Plum Creek Park, Kent
Thanks to Alex Colucci for suggesting these hotspots in Kent.

Montgomery County
Pleasant Hill Park
Thanks to Ryan Taylor for suggesting this hotspot in Centerville.

Ross County
Scioto Trail State Forest–Buckeye Trail, Stoney Creek Road
Scioto Trail State Forest–North Ridge Road
Scioto Trail State Forest–South Ridge Road

Added three hotspots in Scioto Trail State Forest

Wayne County
University of Akron, Wayne College
Thanks to Carlton Schooley for suggesting this hotspot in Orrville.

Updates

Medina County
Allardale Park
Lake Medina
River Styx Park
Added new maps recently developed by the Medina County Park District for these parks.

Plum Creek Park, Brunswick
Added “Brunswick” to the name of this hotspot to distinguish it from another Plum Creek Park in Portage County.

What’s New–May 1, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3956 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Athens County
Woodcock Nature Preserve
Thanks to Gabby Loomis-Amrhein for suggesting this hotspot.

Fayette County
I-71 Jeffersonville Rest Area Northbound
Thanks to Nathaniel Sharp for suggesting this hotspot.

Franklin County
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Thanks to James Muller for suggesting this hotspot in Columbus.

Montgomery County
Holes Creek Park
Thanks to Ryan Taylor for suggesting this hotspot.

Summit County
Freedom Bike and Hike Trail–Middlebury Trailhead
Thanks to Kate Zeleznik for suggesting this hotspot.

Warren County
I-71 Lebanon Rest Areas
Thanks to Nathaniel Sharp for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Clark County
Gallagher Fen State Nature Preserve
Geauga County
Swine Creek Reservation
Highland County and Ross County
Paint Creek State Park
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos for each of these hotspot pages.

Preble County
Hueston Woods SP–Sugar Camp Area and Fishing Pier
Thanks to Sue Parks for providing photos and tips for birding this hotspot.

Summit County
Freedom Bike and Hike Trail–Tallmadge Trailhead
Added the trailhead name to this hotspot as the Freedom Bike and Hike Trail has been further developed so a single hotspot is no longer adequate for the trail.

Photo by Tom Fishburn

What’s New–April 24, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3950 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center
Hocking County
Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center
Thanks to Krista Reutzel for suggesting this hotspot. Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center is a privately owned 21-acre garden open to the public. There is a $5 admission fee.

Montgomery County
Black Oak East Park
Thanks to Ryan Taylor for suggesting this hotspot.

Williams County
Ohio Turnpike–Indian Meadow Service Plaza Westbound
Thanks to Larry Chen for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Butler County
Elk Creek MetroPark–Sebald Park Area
Thanks to Sue Parks for providing photos and tips for birding.

Seneca County
Proving Ground Farm
Changed the name of this hotspot from “Miller Conservation Farm.” The Seneca Conservation District which owns the farm has changed the name.

What’s New–April 17, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3947 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Crawford County
Hamilton Park
Thanks to Gary Cowell for suggesting this hotspot.

Delaware County
Highbanks Metro Park–Dripping Rock Trail
Thanks to Carrie Rasik for suggesting this additional hotspot at Highbanks Metro Park.

Knox County
Kenyon College Campus
Thanks to Isoo O’Brien for suggesting this additional hotspot at Kenyon College.

Lawrence County
Burlington Commons
Thanks to Jared Oakes for suggesting this hotspot. Burlington Commons is a park located just east of the southernmost point of Ohio. The state line is on the Ohio side of the river and birds seen on the river are located in West Virginia.

Lucas County
Otter Creek Restoration Project
Thanks to Paul Jacyk for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and information about the project.

Portage County
Al Lease Park
Beverly Bird Sanctuary
Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Crain Avenue Bridge
Portage Hike and Bike Trail–Judson Road Trailhead
Thanks to Alex Colucci for suggesting these hotspots.

Preble County
Hueston Woods State Park–Sugar Camp Area and Fishing Pier
Thanks to Sue Parks for suggesting this additional hotspot at Hueston Woods State Park.

Stark County
Cooks Lagoon Park
Thanks to Laura Dornan for suggesting this hotspot.

Summit County
Chestnut Ridge Park, Akron
Cuyahoga Valley National Park–Pine Lane Trailhead
Thanks to Alex Colucci for suggesting these hotspots.

Washington County
Wayne National Forest–Hune Covered Bridge Campground and Trail
Thanks to Michael Schramm for suggesting this hotspot and providing tips for birding.

Williams County
Miller Park, Edgerton
Thanks to Derrick Otto for suggesting this hotspot.

Updates

Butler County
Black Covered Bridge
Thanks to Michael Minium for providing photos and additional information about this hotspot.

Highland County
Miller Sanctuary State Nature Preserve
Scioto County
Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos.

Holmes County
Dunker Road
Thanks to Javin Blake for providing photos.

Franklin County
Ohio State University-Livestock Facilities (closed)
Please observe the “No Trespassing” signs at this facility which is now closed to birders.

Golden Star Lily
Photo by Tom Fishburn

What’s New–April 10, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3932 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Butler County
Black Covered Bridge
Thanks to Michael Minium for suggesting this hotspot.

Clinton County
Hale Woods and Preserve
Thanks to Lee Funderburg for suggesting this hotspot.

Erie County
Milan Towpath MetroPark
Thanks to Ed Lux for suggesting this hotspot.

Fairfield County
Oakthorpe Lake
Thanks to Jeffrey Roth for suggesting this hotspot.

Geauga County
Weltons Gorge Preserve
Thanks to Mark Shaver for suggesting this hotspot.

Lake County
North Chagrin Reservation–Squires Castle
Thanks to Dino Jajcanin for suggesting this additional hotspot in the North Chagrin Reservation.

Lucas County
Magee Marsh–Goosehaven Trail (seasonal)
The Goosehaven Trail is a new seasonal trail at Magee Marsh which may be accessed from the Estuary Trail toward the beach at the west end of the Boardwalk.

Mahoning County
Mill Creek Park–Daffodil Meadow
Thanks to Larissa Brodley for suggesting this hotspot.

Montgomery County
Donnybrook Park
Indian Riffle Park
Thanks to Ryan Taylor for suggesting these hotspots.

Updates

Champaign County
Concord Community Park
This location is a community park and we adjusted the name which was formerly “Graham Soccer Fields.” The Concord Community Park is adjacent to the Concord Community Center and the Graham Soccer Fields.

Lucas County
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Added a new trail map with recently added trails.
Magee Marsh–Lakefront Levee Trail (seasonal)
Changed the name of this hotspot replacing “dike” with “levee” and adding “trail” to match the name used on the new Magee Marsh Wildlife Area trail map. We also added a (seasonal) modifer to indicate that this trail is only open a specified times.

What’s New–April 3, 2021

What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3921 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clark County
Moorefield Family Park
Moorefield Family Park is located on Moorefield Road north of Springfield.

Coshocton County
Coshocton County Road 368
Coshocton County Road 368 is in the Mohican River Valley. The road traverses privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only. Thanks to Kent Miller for suggesting this hotspot.

Franklin County
Case Road Prairie Trail
Thanks to Mael Glon for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and tips for birding at a new Columbus park at the site of the former Ohio State University “sheep farm.”

Greene County
Stafford Park
Thanks to Cindy Steeley for suggesting this hotspot in Beavercreek.

Miami County
Canal Lock Park
Canal Lock Park is located just east of downtown Tipp City.
Freeman Prairie Reserve
Freemans Prairie Reserve is adjacent to Canal Locks Park on the south side of the Great Miami River in Tipp City.

Ottawa County
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge–Upper Toussaint Unit
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge–Woodies Roost Trail

Thanks to Trevor Zook for suggesting these additional hotspots at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Portage County
West Branch State Park–West Boat Ramp
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting this additional hotspot in West Branch State Park.

Washington County
Beiser Field Station
Thanks to Jason White for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and tips for birding. The Field Station is associated with Marietta College.

Updates

Greene County
Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve
Oakes Quarry Park
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos.