What’s New–February 1, 2020

There are 3537 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Clark County

Buck Creek State Park–West Lake Access from OH-4
Thanks to Dan Kempf for suggesting this additional hotspot as Buck Creek State Park.

Summit County

Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron
Thanks to Sue Evanoff for suggesting this new eBird hotspot.
Wolf Creek, Norton
Thanks to Stefanie Musgrave for suggesting this new eBird hotspot.

Updates

Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park
Cuyahoga County

Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park
Thanks to Ken Andrews for creating an updated map of this hotspot indicating parking and good areas to look for birds.

Franklin County

McKinley Quarry
This hotspot was formerly named “Campbell Memorial Park, Shrum Mound.” McKinley Quarry is an old limestone quarry which birders have viewed from the adjacent Shrum Mound at Campbell Memorial Park. The Campbell Memorial Park is a very small park, really just a low stone wall surrounding a burial mound. The new signage at the park asks that visitors not climb the mound. This means that the quarry and rookery cannot be viewed from the park: the bushes around the park are too high and too dense to allow visibility, and the mound should not be climbed to look over the bushes.

The hotspot has been moved south on McKinley Avenue where there is a small pull-in and an overlook. Please view birds on the quarry from the overlook. The quarry itself is posted no trespassing and is closed to entry.
From James Muller

Photo by Bettyann Nagy

Mahoning County

Mill Creek Park–Stitt Pavilion Woods
Thanks to Bettyann Nagy for providing photos of the woods and parking area near Stitt Pavilion.