What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3744 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Updates to County and State Top Hotspot Lists


This week I updated the list of Top 10 Hotspots on each county page. For Cuyahoga County click on the image to the right or navigate to your favorite county. On each county page there is a list of up to 10 hotspots with the most species reported in that county.


On the home page there is a list of the 35 birding locations in Ohio with the most species reported. That list has been updated this week. Click on the image below to go to the home page.

New eBird Hotspots

Columbiana County
Beaver Creek State Park–Oak Hill Trail and Logans Loop
Thanks to Paul Sherwood for suggesting this hotspot.
Damascus Cemetery
Thanks to Chris Lamb for suggesting this hotspot. Damascus Cemetery is located on the east side of Valley Road south of US-62 near Salem. A large flock of Pine Siskins has been observed at this cemetery.

Madison County
Somerford Cemetery
Thanks to Chad Pumpelly for suggesting this hotspot and for providing a description with tips for birding.

Medina County
Black River Nature Preserve Bluebell Valley
Bluebell Valley is located on Richman Road near Lodi. Visitors can expect to experience beautiful views of grasslands and woodlands, interesting walking trails, and lush habitat for butterflies and migrating birds. This area was part of a wetland mitigation and stream restoration project in 2002 that restored 8,000 linear feet of the Black River.

Scioto County
Scioto Brush Creek State Nature Preserve
Thanks to Joshua Eastlake for suggesting this hotspot and providing a photo and description of parking and the trail in the preserve.

Trumbull County
Grand River Wildlife Area–Parking and Wetland East of OH-534
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting this hotspot.


Stark County
Berlin Mudflats
Thanks to Jon Cefus for providing helpful information on viewing birds at various locations at Berlin Lake when mudflats appear during low water and the tip of a website with up-to-date information about the water level of the reservoir.