Welcome to Birding in Ohio
From the Ohio Ornithological Society

Top eBird Hotspots

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Birding in Ohio Articles

Books on Birding in Ohio
Focus on Birding near a County Line
Focus on Birding near a State Line
Focus on Cuyahoga River Winter Birding
Focus on Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Focus on Funk Bottoms
Focus on Magee Marsh
Focus on Notable Trails
Focus on Ohio Shorebird Hotspots
Focus on Shawnee State Forest and Shawnee State Park
Focus on Winter Birding at Killdeer Plains
Ohio eBird Reviewers
Rare Bird Sightings in Ohio

Websites about Birding in Ohio

Ohio Ornithological Society
Ohio Bird Records Committee
Lake Erie Birding Trail
Lake Erie Public Access Guide
Birding in Ohio from Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Biggest Week in American Birding
A Birder’s Guide to the Biggest Week by Greg Miller
Best Bets for Birding Crane Creek/Magee Marsh
Ohio-birds email list (Ohio Ornithological Society)

Facebook and Other Groups

Birding Ohio
Ohio eBird Q & A
Ohio Rare Bird Alert
Birding Ashland County
Birding Batelle Darby and Prairie Oaks
Bobolink Area of Ohio
Birding Central Ohio
Cincinnati Birders
Geauga County Wildlife
Lake Erie Birding
Lake Metroparks Birding
Birding Lorain County
LoCo Birding (Lorain County)
Medina County Birding
Miami Valley Birding
Ottawa County Birding
South and Central Ohio Birders
Summit County Birding
Toledo Area Birders
Trumbull County Birders
West Central Ohio Birders
Ohio Backyard Birding

Other Organizations and Bird Clubs

Appalachian Front Audubon Society (South-central Ohio)
Athens Area Birders
Audubon Ohio (Statewide)
Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland
Audubon Society of Ohio (Cincinnati area)
Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley
Audubon Miami Valley (Butler County area)
Blackbrook Audubon Society (Lake County area)
Black River Audubon Society (Elyria/Lorain area)
Black Swamp Audubon Society (Defiance area)
Black Swamp Bird Observatory (Northwest Ohio)
Canton Audubon Society (Canton area)
Cincinnati Bird Club (Cincinnati area)
Clark County Audubon Society (Springfield area)
Columbus Audubon (Columbus area)
Aullwood Audubon Society (Dayton area)
East Central Audubon Society (Newark area)
Firelands Audubon Society (Sandusky area)
Greater Akron Audubon Society (Akron area)
Greater Mohican Audubon Society (Mansfield area)
Kelleys Island Audubon Club (Lake Erie islands)
Kirtland Bird Club (Cleveland area)
Ohio Bluebird Society (Statewide)
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Ohio State University Sea Grant
Ohio Young Birders Club
Scioto Valley Bird and Nature Club (Chillicothe area)
Shawnee Nature Club (Portsmouth area)
Toledo Naturalists’ Association (Toledo area)
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society (Lima area)
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society eBird Hotspots in other states

Finding Birding Locations in Ohio

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Ohio. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Ohio Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Ohio Hotspots. Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.


All About Birds – online bird guide
Birds of the World
Alpha Codes (4-letter)
Code of Birding Ethics

eBirdeBird is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

Tips and How to Help

About eBird
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location
Corrections and How to Help

Notable Sightings
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