What’s New–August 24, 2019

New eBird Hotspots

Iron Horse Trail
Photo by Jireh Mukawa
Montgomery County

Iron Horse Trail (Montgomery County)
Thanks to Jireh Mukawa for suggesting this as an eBird hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding at this location.

Updates

Ottawa County

We have learned that Celotex Marsh on Plasterboard Road is no longer available as a birding location and it has been removed as an eBird hotspot. The owners of the marsh are enforcing a no trespassing policy and have asked birders not to visit the site.

Is data lost when a hotspot is removed?

You may be wondering if data is lost when we remove a hotspot from eBird. The answer is definitely, “No.” The eBird website allows a hotspot editor to revert a hotspot to a personal location. We have done this very few times in Ohio, but it is good to have this option when it is necessary. The hotspot location then becomes a personal location in the accounts of the birders who have checklists submitted there. These birders “share” the location and it is “owned” by the birder with the oldest checklists.

Stark County

Iron Horse Trail (Stark County)
Iron Horse Trail (Stark County)–Cenfield Street

We have added a county designation to these hotspots to distinguish them from the Iron Horse Trail in Montgomery County.