What’s New in Birding in Ohio

There are 3758 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

Tips for Birding in Ohio

Ohio Birding Drives are routes for birding trips which can be accomplished in one day, stopping to walk and bird at various eBird hotspots. For each Birding Drive, a Google map is provided with the route and suggested stops at eBird hotspots. You may save the link to the Google map on your smartphone or tablet, or print a copy on paper to take with you. Links are provided for each eBird hotspot. Follow those links for information about birding each location.

There is at least one birding drive for each county in Ohio and more than one for most counties.

New eBird Hotspots

Mercer County
Beaver Creek Treatment Train
Thanks to Josh King for suggesting this hotspot. The Beaver Creek Treatment is located south of Grand Lake Saint Marys near the community of Montezuma and the Lakeview Airport. It is on Cassella-Montezuma Road.

Stark County
Esmont Park
Kiwanis Park
Massillon Cemetery
Reservoir Park
Sippo North Park
Sippo South Park
Thanks to Kent Miller for suggesting these hotspots.


Fairfield County
Wahkeena Nature Preserve
Thanks to Tom Fishburn for adding photos of Wahkeena Nature Preserve.

Jackson County
Cackley Swamp
Updated the page with directions to Cackley Swamp.

Medina County
Veterans Memorial Park, Spencer
Changed the name of this hotspot from “Spencer Reservoir” because the park includes the reservoirs and additional land along Coon Creek preserved working with Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

Mercer County
Coldwater Creek Treatment Train
Prairie Creek Treatment Train
Added map images and links to these two hotspot pages.

Stark County
Dueber Avenue
Thanks to Jon Cefus for adding photos of the habitat at this hotspot.

Trumbull County
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–Durst-Colebrook Road
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area–Gardner-Barclay Road
Thanks to Ethan Kistler for suggesting that we adjust the names of these hotspots to use the road names which are on the wildlife area map rather than the county road numbers.

Wyandot County
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area–Drained Reservoir
Added information about the draining and decommissioning of the Killdeer Plains Upground Reservoir.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Maps
Updated appropriate hotspot pages with links to maps of lakes managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Wahkeena Nature Preserve – Photo by Tom Fishburn
Duebner Avenue – Photo by Jon Cefus