Christmas Bird Count: Hoover Reservoir

LocationThe Hoover Reservoir Christmas Bird Count is centered at 40′ 12 N, 82′ 5 W, which is near Interstate 71, 7.5 miles north of Ohio Route 161.  It includes  Hoover and Alum Creek Reservoirs; parts of the Olentangy River; Highbanks, Inniswood and Sharon Woods Metro Parks; and Camp Mary Orton, as well as suburban and rural areas.
HistoryThe Hoover Reservoir CBC has been conducted annually since 1955.
Cumulative HistoryClick on the link to the left to see a spreadsheet showing the number of species for each each year that the count has been conducted.  (The spreadsheet is in Microsoft Excel format.)
ContactLee McBride

Detailed Annual Reports

December 31, 2013
Hooded Merganser - Photo Paul Albertella

Christmas Bird Count 2013: Hoover Reservoir

Location and Time 40′ 12″ N, 82′ 5″ W (as described in 1975; center I-71, 7.5 mi. n. of Rt. 161). December 14, 2013; 7:45 am […]
December 31, 2012
Rufous Hummingbird as seen on the Hoover CBC

Christmas Bird Count 2012: Hoover Reservoir

Basics and Highlights December 15, 2012, marked the 57th Hoover Reservoir Christmas Bird Count. Highlights of the count included setting 12 new record highs (or tie […]
December 18, 2011
Common Loon - Photo Alexandra MacKenzie

Christmas Bird Count 2011: Hoover Reservoir

Basics The Hoover Reservoir, Ohio (OHHR) Christmas Bird Count took place Saturday, December 17, 2011. The Circle includes parts of Northern Franklin County and Southern Delaware […]
December 19, 2010
Wilson's Snipe - Photo Alan Schmierer

Christmas Bird Count 2010: Hoover Reservoir

December 18, 2010, marked the 55th Anniversary of the Hoover Reservoir Christmas Bird Count. Over the last decade the circle’s teams and their area of coverage […]
December 31, 2009
Sandhill Crane Soaring - Photo Earl Harrison

Christmas Bird Count 2009: Hoover Reservoir

2009 marked the 54th Hoover Reservoir Christmas Bird Count. The Hoover Reservoir Circle includes Hoover Reservoir, Alum Creek Reservoir, Westerville Reservoir, areas along the Olentangy River, […]
December 21, 2008
Double-crested Cormorant - Photo Ken and Nyetta

Christmas Bird Count 2008: Hoover Reservoir

December 20, 2008, marked the 53rd Anniversary of the Hoover Reservoir Christmas Bird Count. Highlights We set 4 new record highs for individual species: Double-crested Cormorant […]
December 16, 2007
Horned Lark

Christmas Bird Count 2007: Hoover Reservoir

Hoover Reservoir CBC Teams Brave the Storm to Find Birds December 15, 2007 marked the 52nd Anniversary of the Hoover Reservoir Christmas Bird Count. Highlights of […]