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.

Golden Star Lily
Photo by Tom Fishburn

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