There are 3621 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Allen County

Ridge Road, Delphos
Thanks to Chris Marks for suggesting this hotspot. Ridge Road traverses privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only. Also, added to the Roadside Birding index.

Champaign County

OH-4 at Hawk Road Wetland
The wetland on OH-4 near the intersection with Hawk Road is a large wet field full of cattails. Red-Winged Blackbirds are at home there and visitors include Wood Ducks and Great Blue Herons. Parking is only available on the grassy margins alongside OH-4. Use caution and pull completely off the roadway when stopping due to traffic on OH-4. The roads in this area traverse privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only.

Clark County

Medway Town Park
Medway Town Park is a small park located on Lower Valley Pike at the Mad River in Medway. Parking is at the intersection of Lower Valley Pike (Main Street) and Sycamore Street (Spangler Road). The park is the terminal end of the Estel Wenrick Wetlands Preserve path. One can walk from Medway to the Estel Wenrick Wetlands Preserve parking lot (about 1 mile) and back. There are 2 Lower Valley Pike Scenic Byway historical markers along the trail in the park.

Clermont County

East Fork State Park–Double Gate Area
Thanks to Kirk Doerger for suggesting this hotspot in East Fork State Park.

Delaware County

Covington Meadows Nature Reserve
Thanks to Kayla Stevens for suggesting this hotspot. Covington Meadows, located in Genoa Township between Tussic Road and Old 3-C Highway and just north of the Freeman Road intersection, features 47 acres of meadow land.

Franklin County

Dublin Springs Park
Thanks to George Billman for suggesting this hotspot on the Scioto River.

Geauga County

Holbrook Hollows
Thanks to Linda Gilbert for suggesting this hotspot. Holbrook Hollows is a 131-acre park that provides access to Cleveland Metroparks’ South Chagrin Reservation bridle trail. Four trails total 2.8 miles.

Harrison County

Conotton Creek Trail–Bowerston Trailhead
Conotton Creek Trail–Conotton Road Trailhead
Conotton Creek Trail–Jewett Trailhead
Conotton Creek Trail–Scio Trailhead

Thanks to Kent Miller for suggesting the Conotton Creek Trail for eBird hotspots. The Conotton Creek Trial is 11.2 miles. Out and back hikes of varied distances are available from each of the trailheads.

Madison County

Guy Cemetery
Guy Cemetery. located on the east side of Guy Cemetery Road, is a small rural cemetery in western Madison County. It has legible tombstones going back to the 1830s and 1840s.

Muskingum Recreational Trail
Dresden Main Street Trailhead
Photo by Chris Crook

Muskingum County

Muskingum Recreational Trail–Dresden Main Street Trailhead
Muskingum Recreational Trail–Ellis Dam Road Trailhead
Muskingum Recreational Trail–Rock Cut Road Trailhead

Thanks to Chris Crook for suggesting these hotspots on the Muskingum Recreational Trail and for providing descriptions and photos. You can hike from any of the Muskingum Recreational Trail trailheads. The total trail length is about 6 miles. Out and back hikes of various lengths are possible.

Stark County

Middle Branch Trail–Gervasi Station Trailhead
Thanks to Shannon Klemens for suggesting this additional hotspot on the Middle Branch Trail.
Martindale Park
Reifsnyder Park
Schreiber Park

These 3 parks, managed by the city of Canton, provide parking for and access to the Middle Branch Trail.

Washington County

Washington County Career Center Outdoor Education Trail
Thanks to Michael Schramm for suggesting this hotspot and for providing a map, photos, and a description of the trail.

New Ohio Birding Day Hikes

Harrison County

Conotton Creek Trail
The Conotton Creek Trial is 11.2 miles. Out and back hikes of varied distances are available from each of the trailheads.

Muskingum County

Muskingum Recreational Trail
You can hike from any of the Muskingum Recreational Trail trailheads. The total trail length is about 6 miles. Out and back hikes of various lengths are possible.

Stark County

Middle Branch Trail
The Middle Branch Trail is 7.66 miles with 5 eBird hotspots spaced along the trail. The distance you choose to hike may be varied by starting at any of the hotspots and hiking out and back along the Middle Branch of the Nimishillen Creek.

Wordens Ledges
Photo by Tom Fishburn

Updates

Hardin County

Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve
Thanks to Helen Ostermiller for providing a photo of the large oaks on the boardwalk trail at Lawrence Woods.

Medina County

Hinckley Reservation–Wordens Ledges
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos of the trail at this hotspot.