Support 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.

Join 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.

2017 Membership Drive

Dear Birding Friends:

Around the world and right here in our home state, the news about the future of birds is bleak: Clear-cutting in the Amazon rain forest, threats to National Wildlife Refuges at home, City lights, Feral cats, glass windows in skyscrapers- all contribute to a very tenuous future for avian travelers.

The major thing that we, as OOS members, can do is to continue to demonstrate our strong commitment to supporting the growth, protection, and support, for habitat conservation efforts in our state. Ohio is a central point in preservation and expansion of bird-friendly territories. As an OOS member, you are key to this continued support.

New Member or Renewal Incentive!
Beginning today, OOS is ramping up our commitment to habitat protection and, in that effort, we have implemented a rewards program for renewals and new members.

Now is the time to join or renew! From now until the end of 2017, if you join or renew, you will be entered in a drawing to receive great prizes as a reward for your interest and dedication to Ohio’s birds as a member of OOS.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW!

Renew your membership before 31 December 2017 and your name will be included in a drawing for one of several prizes, including:

1st PRIZE – Pair of Nikon 10X42 Monarch 7 binoculars
2nd PRIZE – Pair of Zeiss Terra ED 8X42 binoculars
3rd PRIZE – Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas
4th PRIZE – Jim McCormac’s Wild Ohio, Ohio Lake Erie Birding guide, Great Lakes nature guide
5th PRIZE – Arctic Wings (Book w/CD) and Snowy Owl (CD)

Join or renew by December 31, 2017 and you will be entered into the drawing.
Winners will be selected at The Wilds member event January 20, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW!

NOTE: Anyone who joined or renewed since August 1, 2017, is automatically entered in this drawing.

Grand Prizes:

Courtesy of OOS partner: Time and Optics, Millersburg, OH 
 

 

Nikon Monarch 7 10X42

 

 Courtesy of OOS partner: Zeiss 
 

 

Nikon Monarch 7 10X42

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.

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

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!

The OOS is going to South Africa!

Join us on a wonderful journey to South Africa with Birding Africa tours. Former OOS board member, Ethan Kistler, will be our guide. Ethan moved from Ohio to Cape Town seven years ago where he is specializing in Africa's birds. He has traveled to 35 countries in the...

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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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