What’s New–December 7, 2019

There are 3509 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tip for using this website


Looking for birding sites with handicap accessible facilities? There are many pages about hotspots where handicap accessible facilities are identified. This information is in the right column just above the Google map of the location as circled in the example to the right.

The Accessible Facilities Index, organized by county, is a list of all of the eBird hotspots with accessible facilities identified.

Roadside Birding
There are many locations, especially in rural counties, in Ohio where you can view birds from your vehicle. Rural roads through agricultural lands, state forests and wildlife areas, “skypools” that form after a rain, airport runways near public roads, the wildlife drive at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, all are examples of places you can do roadside birding.

You can help by providing missing information about birding sites with handicap accessible facilities or any roadside birding locations which are missing. . Please use the Contact Form to send information and I will add it to the site.

New eBird Hotspots

Franklin County

Shannon Square Ponds
Thanks to James Mueller for suggesting this hotspot and for providing tips about parking to view birds on the ponds.

Photo by George Novosel

Summit County

Bath Nature Preserve
Bath Nature Preserve–Bath Pond
Bath Nature Preserve–Beefys Trail
Bath Nature Preserve–Bridle Trail Loop
Bath Nature Preserve–Creekside Trail
Bath Nature Preserve–South Woods Trail

Thanks to Mike Edgington for suggesting 5 new hotspots within the Bath Nature Preserve. In the process we moved the primary marker for the nature preserve hotspot to the middle of the preserve. The University of Akron Field Station will be conducting research using these additional hotspots.

Birders who have checklists at the general hotspot can leave them as they are. It is acceptable, if you can identify single checklists which are limited to one of the new hotspots, to move the checklist to the appropriate location. Checklists that include birds seen from several locations within the nature preserve should remain in the general hotspot.

Updates

Medina County

Chippewa Lake–Krabill Lodge
At Chippewa Lake, the Medina Park District has changed the name of “Krabill Shelter” to “Krabill Lodge.” The name of the eBird hotspot and associated pages in this website have been adjusted to match.