What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3749 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tips for Birding in Ohio

Roadside Birding

There are many locations, especially in rural counties, in Ohio where you can view birds from your vehicle. Rural roads through agricultural lands, state forests and wildlife areas, “skypools” that form after a rain, airport runways near public roads, cemeteries, the wildlife drive at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, all are examples of places you can do roadside birding.

Check the Roadside Birding index of locations in Ohio where you can view birds from your vehicle.

Summit County Fairgrounds Parking Area

New eBird Hotspots

Franklin County
Galloway Park
Thanks to Amy Collins-Warfield for suggesting this hotspot and for providing tips for birding and a photo tour of the park.

Monroe County
Fishers Grove Rest Area
Thanks to Jeffrey Roth for suggesting this hotspot located on the south side of OH-78 near Lewisville.

Portage County
Trail Lake Park
Thanks to Patric Coy for suggesting this hotspot located on Ravenna Road in Streetsboro, adjacent to Herrick Fen.

Summit County
Hillside Memorial Park
Thanks to Jon Cefus for suggesting this hotspot and for providing photos and tips for birding. Hillside Memorial Park is located on Canton Road in Akron.

Summit County Fairgrounds Parking Area
Thanks to Adam Jackson for suggesting this hotspot and for providing a photo, tips for birding, and a map of the location. Also, thanks to Brian Tinker for providing tips.

Updates

Lake County
Hach-Otis Sanctuary State Nature Preserve
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for adding photos of the preserve.

Lucas County
Manhattan Marsh Preserve Metropark
Thanks to Sherry Plessner for letting us know that this metropark is now open and for providing a photo. We have removed (not yet open) from the hotspot name.

Ottawa County
Magee Marsh–Migratory Bird Center and Trails
This hotspot has been renamed, eliminating reference to the “Hawk Tower” which is closed.

Manhattan Marsh Metropark is now open.