What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3791 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

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New eBird Hotspots

Carroll County
Saber Road
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting this hotspot. The road follows the course of the Dining Fork Creek.

Franklin County
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.

Harrison County
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting these hotspots in Harrison County.
Adams Road
The road travels through woods and deep ravines.

Cadiz-Flushing Road
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.

Crazy Road
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.

Lucas County
Point Place Lighthouse
Thanks to Silas Fischer for suggesting this additional hotspot which is located within Bay View Park.

Pickaway County
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.

Stark County
Constitution Park
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting this hotspot in Louisville.

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.

Athens County
Lake Snowden
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.

Franklin County
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.

Hancock County
Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Findlay Reservoirs
Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay
Thanks to Amy Downing, OOS Northwest Regional Director, for adding tips on birding at these hotspots.

Lake County
Fairport Nursery Road
Painesville Township Park
Sunset Harbor
Thanks to Sarah Preston for providing tips for birding at three hotspots in Lake County via the Ohio Ornithological Society Chip Notes newsletter.

Lorain County
Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing
Margaret Peak Nature Preserve
Oberlin Preserve
Thanks to Diana Steele, OOS Northeast Regional Director, for tips for birding these hotspots.

Other Updates

Erie County
Pipe Creek Wildlife Area
Updated trail map.

Blackhaw Accessible Trail at Strounds Run State Park
Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay
Margaret Peak Nature Preserve