Welcome to Ohio’s Birding Network

Welcoming backyard birdwatchers and researchers in the field alike, the Ohio Ornithological Society is the only statewide organization specifically devoted to fostering a deeper appreciation of wild birds.

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Where to Watch Birds in Ohio

Check out our state birding map for a detailed description of birding sites all around Ohio.

What Birds Can I See Right Now?

Learn more about what birds to expect in Ohio as the seasons shift.

Bird Conservation

Learn what you can do to help protect Ohio’s birds.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization. If you are interested in lending your time, talents, or treasures to our Society, please tell us a little about yourself and we’ll help you find a suitable match for your time and interests!

Warblers & Wildflowers Weekend

UPDATE! Registration Now Open! Join your fellow OOS members at Shawnee State Park for a celebration of Warblers and Wildflowers! Not only will this event give you a chance to head south to meet the first big wave of spring migration, you'll also get to enjoy excellent...

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Birds in the Hills Festival

Registration Now Open! Join Rural Action, the Athens Area Birders,  and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival May 5th-7th at United Plant Savers. This three-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for...

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Marsh Madness 2017

May has so many birding adventures to explore, but The Biggest Week in American Birding is an exceptional annual event from May 5-14 in NW Ohio. During the event, the Ohio Ornithological Society, in cooperation with ODNR, will be conducting beginner bird walks on...

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THE WILDS Winter Raptor Extravaganza

  The OOS will return to The Wilds on January 21, 2017, for the 13th annual trip to find wintering raptors! This event is a THANK YOU to all of the OOS members that help support our great organization! The Wilds is a large reclaimed surface mine grassland area that...

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American Birding Expo 2016!

Stop by the American Birding Expo, and visit OOS at our booth! The American Birding Expo is a retail-sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts. Exhibitors from around the world, representing all aspects of the birding and nature market,...

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