Ohio eBird Hotspots

What’s New–May 16, 2020

There are 3645 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Franklin County

Blendon Woods Metro Park–Natural Playground
Thanks to Leonard Schofield for suggesting this additional hotspot in Blendon Woods Metro Park.

Thanks to Jackie Kellett for suggesting three local hotspots in New Albany.
Marburn Academy Field
The athletic filed adacent to Marburn Academy may be viewed from the sidewalk on Butterworth Green Drive.
New Albany Wetland
This wetland is adjacent to the New Albany High School baseball fields and tennis courts.
Windsor Preserve
There are two ponds in the natural area of Windsor Bridge at the Preserve condominium community.

Hamilton County

Miami Township West Community Park
Thanks to Daniel King for suggesting this hotspot on the Great Miami River.

Pickaway County

Deer Creek State Park–Adena Ridge Trail

Thanks to Jacob Abel for suggesting this additional hotspot at Deer Creek State Park.

Summit County

Cuyahoga Valley National Park–Boston Run Trail
The Boston Run Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is accessed from the Happy Days Lodge parking lot on the north side of OH-303.

Sand Run Metro Park–Big Bend Trailhead
Thanks to Thomas Sheridan for suggesting this additional hotspot in the eastern section of Sand Run Metro Park.

Tuscarawas County

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail—McDonnell Trailhead
Thanks to Chris Lamb for suggesting this additional hotspot on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Union County

MacIvor Woods
MacIvor Woods is 57 acres of woodland that has been perpetually protected by a conservation easement held by the Humane Society Wildlife Land & Trust. An entrance to the north end of the property is located adjacent to Kroger on West 5th Street and is also accessible from Emmaus Road to the south. There is a 1.2 mile nature trail that allows visitors to experience the natural beauty of this protected land. The trail is open daily from dawn to dusk. Thanks to Gerald Strosnider for suggesting this hotspot.

Warren County

Caesar Creek State Park–Hopewell Day Lodge
There is a parking area right in front of the lodge and it can be used even when it is reserved because there are several public trails around the lodge. These trails follow the edge of the lake in an older growth forest with many oak and beech trees. A scope is not necessary as it is more of an “in the woods hike,” although you can see the lake at a few vantage points. Due to the old growth forest this area is good in the spring for warblers, cuckoos, flycatchers, thrushes, and more. This is also a good area for woodpeckers and the occasional roosting owl. Thanks to Jason Cade for suggesting this additional hotspot in Caesar Creek State Park and for providing tips for birding in this part of the state park.

Updates


With the addition of the Boston Run Trail, updated the list of Ohio Birding Day Hikes in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Cuyahoga County day hikes:
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Station Road Trails
Summit County day hikes:
Brandywine Gorge Trail
Boston Run Trail
Everett Road Covered Bridge Trails
Ira Road Beaver Marsh Towpath Trail
Oak Hill Trails
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Ritchie Ledges Area Trails
Station Road Trails
Virginia Kendall Lake Trails
Wetmore Tails

Cuyahoga County, Summit County, Stark County, and Tuscarawas County

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Updated the list of hotspots which are along this trail in these four counties.