What’s New–February 23, 2019

New eBird Hotspots

Ashtabula County

Northeast Ohio Regional Airport
Thanks to Lydia Machczynski for suggesting this location as a hotspot. The roads adjacent to the airport can be good for winter raptors.

Highland County

Rocky Fork SP–South Beach and Boat Ramp
Thanks to Dale Bailey for suggesting that we add this hotspot at Rocky Fork State Park.

Licking County

Swamp Road
The agricultural fields adjacent to Swamp Road, which lies between US-40 and I-70, can host ducks and geese during wet weather. This road traverses privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only. Thanks to Brad Imhoff for suggesting this hotspot and adding tips for viewing birds here.

Portage County

Kent State University Campus
Thanks to Dominic Cristiano for suggesting this hotspot.

Stark County

Boliver Dam (Stark County)
Thanks to Jon Cefus for adding this hotspot and writing tips for birding here. The Bolivar Dam area is in two counties, Stark and Tuscarawas. Please see the Bolivar Dam page for the location of the county line and the two hotspots.

Updates

Lucas County

Thanks to Sherry Plessner for letting us know that two metroparks being developed by Toledo Metroparks have recently received official names. These locations have been renamed in eBird.
Manhattan Marsh Preserve Metropark
This location has been known as Manhattan Marsh for some time. Toledo Metroparks is adding “Preserve” to the name.
Glass City Metropark
Formerly known as “Riverside Drive Marina District,” this area is being redeveloped into a new Metropark.

County Page New Features
Added a Google Map to each county page and rearranged the page so that the list of all the hotspots in the county is in the left column. This brings the list closer to the top of the page when you are viewing the website on a smartphone.

Added “stakeout hotspots” in the county to the bottom of the list of all hotspots. Also added a list of all the stakeout hotspots to the page about Reporting Rare Bird Sightings and Stakeouts