What’s New in Birding in Ohio
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Birds of interest
Tips for birding
Photos of habitat
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New eBird Hotspots
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting this hotspot. The road follows the course of the Dining Fork Creek.
stakeout Black-chinned Hummingbird, Galloway (2020)
Thanks to Alex Eberts for suggesting this stakeout hotspot. If you have submitted a checklist with this bird at a personal location, please merge your location into this stakeout.
The Harrison-Belmont county line crosses this road north of Flushing. Use this hotspot to report birds seen in Harrison County from the county line north to OH-519.
The road travels through an area of reclaimed land.
YMCA Camp Road
The road plunges down off of Adams Road towards Clendening Lake crossing Colman Run.
Metzger Preserve and Ballard Park
Thanks to Rob Thorn for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding. Metzger Preserve is 52 acres and features prairies, woods and access to Deer Creek. The Preserve is accessed through Ballard Park.
Updates from Ohio Ornithological Society
The Ohio Ornithological Society website features “Where We Are Birding” articles by OOS Regional Directors. This week these excellent tips for birding have been added to the appropriate pages below.
Strouds Run State Park
Thanks to Melissa Wales for providing tips for birding at two hotspots in Athens County via the Ohio Ornithological Society Chip Notes newsletter.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park–Darby Plains Wet Prairie Restoration
Blendon Woods Metro Park
Thanks to Kandace Glanville, OOS Central Regional Director, for tips for birding at these hotspots.
Fairport Nursery Road
Painesville Township Park
Thanks to Sarah Preston for providing tips for birding at three hotspots in Lake County via the Ohio Ornithological Society Chip Notes newsletter.