Ohio Birding Drives

Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area

Ohio Birding Drives are routes for birding trips which can be accomplished in one day, stopping to walk and bird at various eBird hotspots. For each Birding Drive, a Google map is provided with the route and suggested stops at eBird hotspots. You may save the link to the Google map on your smartphone or tablet, or print a copy on paper to take with you. Links are provided for each eBird hotspot. Follow those links for information about birding each location.

Ohio Birding Drives are a new feature of the Ohio eBird Hotspot website. Feedback is especially welcome with suggestions for improving the driving directions on these birding drives. Additional tips for birding locations are also welcome.

Please, email Ken Ostermiller with suggestions for additional county drives and with edits for existing drives.

Birders like to bird close to home and, naturally, the counties with higher populations in Ohio have many more checklists submitted. We have developed Birding Drives for “lightly birded” Ohio counties so that when your travels take you to a different part of the state you might add to the data about birds all across the state.

Counties marked with an asterisk (*) are the counties in Ohio with fewer than 2000 checklists submitted in eBird.

Adams County*
Adams County Birding Drive

Allen County*
Allen County Birding Drive

Ashland County
Ashland County Birding Drive
Charles Mill Lake Birding Drive
Mohican Birding Drive
Pleasant Hill Lake Birding Drive

Ashtabula County
Ashtabula Birding Drive
Conneaut Birding Drive

Athens County
Athens County Birding Drive

Auglaize County*
Auglaize County Birding Drive

Belmont County*
Belmont County Birding Drive
Captina Creek Birding Drive

Brown County*
Brown County Birding Drive

Butler County
Butler County Birding Drive

Carroll County*
Carroll County Birding Drive

Champaign County*
Champaign County Birding Drive

Clark County
Clark County Birding Drive

Clermont County
Clermont County Birding Drive

Clinton County*
Clinton County Birding Drive
Caesar Creek State Park Birding Drive

Columbiana County
Columbiana County Birding Drive

Coshocton County*
Coshocton County Birding Drive

Crawford County*
Crawford County Birding Drive

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Lakeshore East Birding Drive
Cleveland Lakeshore West Birding Drive
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Birding Drive
Rocky River Reservation Birding Drive

Darke County
Darke County Birding Drive

Defiance County*
Defiance County Birding Drive

Delaware County
Hoover Reservoir Birding Drive

Erie County
Bellevue Birding Drive
Castalia Birding Drive
Erie County Lakeshore Birding Drive
Huron River Birding Drive
Pickerel Creek Birding Drive

Fairfield County
Buckeye Lake Birding Drive
Fairfield County Birding Drive

Fayette County*
Fayette County Birding Drive

Franklin County
Battelle Darby Creek Birding Drive
Columbus North Birding Drive
Columbus South Birding Drive
Hoover Reservoir Birding Drive

Fulton County*
Fulton County Birding Drive

Gallia County*
Gallia County Birding Drive

Geauga County
Geauga County East Birding Drive
Geauga County West Birding Drive

Greene County
Greene County Birding Drive

Guernsey County*
Guernsey County Birding Drive

Hamilton County
Cincinnati Birding Drive
Hamilton County Northeast Birding Drive
Hamilton County Northwest Birding Drive
Hamilton County Southeast Birding Drive
Hamilton County Southwest Birding Drive
Miami Whitewater Forest Birding Drive

Hancock County
Findlay Birding Drive
Hancock County Birding Drive

Hardin County*
Hardin County Birding Drive

Harrison County*
Harrison County Birding Drive

Henry County*
Henry County Birding Drive

Highland County*
Highland County Birding Drive

Hocking County*
Hocking County Birding Drive

Holmes County*
Holmes County Birding Drive

Huron County*
Bellevue Birding Drive
Huron County Birding Drive

Jackson County*
Jackson County Birding Drive

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Birding Drive

Knox County
Knox County Birding Drive

Lake County
Lake County Birding Drive
Lake County Lakeshore Birding Drive

Lawrence County*
Lawrence County Birding Drive

Licking County
Buckeye Lake Birding Drive
Licking County Birding Drive

Logan County*
Logan County Birding Drive

Lorain County
Lorain County Birding Drive
Lorain Lakeshore Birding Drive

Lucas County
Lucas County Lakeshore Birding Drive
Oak Openings Birding Drive
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Drive

Madison County
Madison County Birding Drive

Mahoning County
Berlin Lake Birding Drive
Mahoning County Birding Drive

Marion County
Big Island Birding Drive
Killdeer Plains Birding Drive

Medina County
Hinckley Reservation Birding Drive
Medina County Birding Drive

Meigs County*
Meigs County Birding Drive

Mercer County*
Mercer County Birding Drive

Miami County
Miami County Birding Drive

Monroe County*
Monroe County Birding Drive

Montgomery County
Dayton Northeast Birding Drive
Dayton Northwest Birding Drive
Dayton Southeast Birding Drive
Dayton Southwest Birding Drive

Morgan County*
Morgan County Birding Drive
The Wilds Birding Drive

Morrow County*
Clear Fork Reservoir Birding Drive
Morrow County Birding Drive

Muskingum County
Muskingum County Birding Drive
The Wilds Birding Drive

Noble County*
Noble County Birding Drive

Ottawa County
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Drive

Paulding County*
Paulding County Birding Drive

Perry County*
Perry County Birding Drive

Pickaway County
Battelle Darby Creek Birding Drive
Pickaway County Birding Drive

Pike County*
Pike County Birding Drive

Portage County
Berlin Lake Birding Drive
Portage County North Birding Drive
Portage County South Birding Drive

Preble County*
Preble County Birding Drive

Putnam County*
Putnam County Birding Drive

Richland County
Charles Mill Lake Birding Drive
Clear Fork Reservoir Birding Drive
Mansfield Birding Drive
Pleasant Hill Lake Birding Drive
Richland B&O Trail Birding Drive
Richland County North Birding Drive

Ross County
Ross County Birding Drive

Sandusky County
Bellevue Birding Drive
Pickerel Creek Birding Drive

Scioto County*
Shawnee State Forest OOS Birding Drive
Shawnee State Forest Panoram Birding Drive

Seneca County
Bellevue Birding Drive
Seneca County Birding Drive

Shelby County*
Shelby County Birding Drive

Stark County
Alliance Birding Drive
Berlin Lake Birding Drive
Canton Birding Drive

Summit County
Akron North Birding Drive
Akron South Birding Drive
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Birding Drive

Trumbull County
Trumbull County Birding Drive

Tuscarawas County*
Tuscarawas County Birding Drive

Union County
Union County Birding Drive

Van Wert County*
Van Wert County Birding Drive

Vinton County*
Vinton County Birding Drive
Zaleski State Forest Birding Drive

Warren County
Caesar Creek State Park Birding Drive

Washington County*
Washington County Birding Drive

Wayne County
Funk Bottoms Birding Drive
Killbuck Marsh Birding Drive
Killbuck Marsh to Funk Bottoms Birding Drive
Wayne County Shorebird Drive
Wooster Area Birding Drive

Williams County*
Williams County Birding Drive

Wood County
Wood County Birding Drive

Wyandot County
Killdeer Plains Birding Drive

Counties marked with an asterisk (*) are the counties in Ohio with fewer than 2000 checklists submitted in eBird.