Hoover Nature Preserve–Area L
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Tips for birding Hoover Nature Preserve Area L
Area L is on Dustin Road. Dustin Road is accessed from either Old 3C Highway or OH-3. Park in the space provided at the curve near the old railroad bridge and walk along the road edge and down the old roadway. In the spring and summer Prothonotary Warblers nest along the water’s edge. In the spring ducks can be seen here. In the fall when the water level recedes the area attracts numerous species of shorebirds, herons, and egrets. Walk along the road edge in the spring for migrants in the trees toward the water.
From Charles Bombaci
About Hoover Nature Preserve
Access Areas with trails — Mud Hen Marsh, Ox Bow Road, Hoover Meadows, Dustin Road, Areas L, M, and N, Clover Field
+ over 925 acres
+ vital migratory stopover for over 33 different species of shorebirds
+ largest breeding population of state special concern Prothonotary Warblers in Ohio
+ 1,500-foot boardwalk at Area M
+ observation blind at Mud Hen Marsh
+ Bald Eagles frequently observed throughout the year
Restrooms at locations identified on Hoover Reservoir map.