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There are 3980 eBird hotspots in Ohio.
Tips for Birding in Ohio
Hotspots vs. Personal Locations
As we add hotspots to eBird in Ohio, you may have submitted checklists at a personal location where there is now a hotspot. While personal locations within the area of a hotspot are perfectly ok in eBird, hotspots have the advantage of amalgamating the data making it more accessible to other birders. For example, the birds you report at a personal location do not show up in the species totals or in bar charts for the hotspot.
We encourage eBirders to review your personal locations and, where appropriate, merge them into eBird hotspots. Check the link below for directions on how to do this:
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
More information on eBird hotspots can be found in the help article, eBird Hotspot FAQs.
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting this hotspot in West Lafayette.
Mill Stream Run Reservation–Bridle Trail, West 130th Street to Edgerton Road
Thanks to Steve Borgis for suggesting this additional hotspot in the Mill Stream Run Reservation.
Tinkers Creek Trail–South of Pettibone Road
Thanks to Cory “Chia” Chiappone for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding.
Black River Nature Preserve–Hidden Hollow Camp (restricted access)
Access to Hidden Hollow Camp is restricted to rental groups for most of the year.
Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area–Headquarters Check Station
Thanks to Tom Stayancho for suggesting this additional hotspot at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area.
Western Reserve Greenway Trail–Wetland South of Dunkerton Road
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting this hotspot on the Western Reserve Greenway Trail.