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!

Rally for Rails October 1, 2016

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The abundance of rails in Ohio’s fall wetlands is hard to verify, but it is not for lack of trying.  Birds in the family Rallidae include the regularly occurring Sora, Virginia and King Rails, and the more extroverted and easier to find Common... read more

Cuba Bird Survey February 20 -March 3, 2017

The Ohio Ornithological Society (OOS) is promoting an exclusive, U.S. led and managed birding program to Cuba from February 20 – March 3, 2017! Registration is open! The program is managed by the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT), which is based in Connecticut.... read more

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