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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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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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...

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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....

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