About state of Ohio website links

You may have noticed than the state of Ohio is in the process of updating websites. All of the links to information about state parks, wildlife areas, state nature preserves, boat ramps, and more currently go to a temporary website. The new websites are in development but will not be ready until summer. Once the new websites are ready, it will take some time to update the links. In the meantime, I ask for your patience.
Ken Ostermiller

There are 3681 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Belmont County

Saint Clairsville Memorial Park
Saint Clairsville Memorial Park–Newlin Falls Nature Trail

Thanks to Seth Ausubel for suggesting the Newlin Falls Nature Trail in Saint Clairsville Memorial Park as a hotspot. Also added a hotspot for the whole park.

Columbiana County

Bolivar Road
Bolivar Road (Washington Township Road 791) traverses privately owned properties. Please view birds from the roadside only. Thanks to Diane Baughman for suggesting this hotspot.

Cuyahoga County

South Chagrin Reservation–Sulphur Springs Trails
Thanks to Alex Burke for suggesting this additional hotspot in the South Chagrin Reservation.

Fairfield County

Smeck Park
Smeck Park is 48+ acres in Liberty Township in the northern part of the county. There are deep ravines and meadows, mature mixed hardwood trees, a Civilian Conservation Corps pine plantation, and fields that are partially divided by Little Walnut Creek and the Ohio & Erie Canal. Thanks to Jeffrey Roth for suggesting this hotspot.

Miami County

Lost Creek Prairie Preserve
Tipp City is located in Miami county in west-central Ohio and best known for being a stop along the long-extinct Miami and Erie canal, Spring Hill nursery, and the annual Mum Festival in the fall. For a little over a decade Tipp City has been purchasing farm land outside of town along the Great Miami River with Clean Ohio Conservation Grant funds to convert the agriculture into prairie. The major reason for this has been an effort to protect and safe guard the well fields and underground aquifer from which the city and surrounding area gets its potable water supply.

Portage County

Edinburg Park
Edinburg Park is located on Rock Spring Road just north of I-76 and is managed by the Edinburg Township Parks Department. Thanks to Ami Horowitz for suggesting this hotspot.

Tuscarawas County

Camp Tuscazoar Trails
The camp is a privately owned Boy Scout camp, but the trails are open to the public. They just require you to sign in. No fees or permits are required. Thanks to Nancy O’Bryan for suggesting this hotspot and providing tips for birding.


Updated the Top Ohio Birding Locations

Updated hotspots on County and Township Roads to include the name of the county or township.
Clay Pits–West of Marion Township Road 227
Holmes County Trail–Prairie Township Road 346 Marsh
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area–Wyandot County Road 71 East
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area–Wyandot County Road 71 West
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area–Wyandot County Road 75 (no vehicles)
Kokosing River–Newcastle Township Road 423 Access
Linton Township Road 145 Pond
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area–Bridgewater Township Road 8
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area–Williams County Road R Grasslands
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area–Williams County Road S Bridge
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area–Williams County Road S Grasslands
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area–Williams County Road S Marsh
Little Sandusky River @ Pitt Township Road 113
Little Sandusky River @ Pitt Township Road 125
Seneca Township Road 26 Wildlife Production Area
Wyandot County Road 29

Stark County

Bolivar Dam (Stark County)
Corrected the spelling of Bolivar.

Summit County

Fort Island and Griffiths Park
Adjusted the name to match the official name of this park complex.