What’s New–February 16, 2019

Westlake Wetland
Photo by Bill Ohlsen

New eBird Hotspots

Cuyahoga County
Westlake Wetland
Thanks to Bill Ohlsen for suggesting this hotspot and providing photos and tips for birding at the location. The Westlake Wetland, 16 acres, is the result of a restoration project to preserve and protect the riparian corridor of the Dover Ditch (a tributary of Cahoon Creek). The wetland is located on Cahoon Creek and adjacent to Evergreen Westlake Cemetery.

Summit County
Brust Park
Thanks to Cindy Antenucci for suggesting this hotspot in the Cuyahoga River-Lower Important Bird Area. Brust Park is also on the Summit Bike and Hike Trail and is a parking area for the trail.

Elm Road Public Hunting Area

Trumbull County
Elm Road Public Hunting Area
Mahoning River Pull Off, First Street @ Ticknor Avenue
Thomas A. Swift MetroPark
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting three hotspots in Trumbull County. The Elm Public Hunting Area is in the Mosquito Creek Corridor Important Bird Area. The other two hotspots are located on the Mahoning River.

Wayne County
Barn Restaurant Pond
Thanks to Kaden Katanic for suggesting this hotspot at the Barn Restaurant just outside Smithville.

Updates

Hamilton County
Wyoming Hike-Bike Trail
Thanks to Brandt Schurenberg who added a photo and tips for birding this location.

Mill Creek Park Suspension Bridge
Photo by Bettyann Nagy

Mahoning County
Mill Creek Park–Newport Wetlands
Mill Creek Park–Suspension Bridge
Thanks to Bettyann Nagy for adding photos to two hotspots in Mill Creek Park in Mahoning County. She also has given us tips for birding at the Suspension Bridge.

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