Our Mission

To provide a statewide birding network welcoming people of all interests and abilities to unite for the enjoyment, education, and conservation of Ohio’s wild birds.


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, especially among Ohio’s youth.


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 - WINNERS!

1st PRIZE – Pair of Zeiss Terra ED 8X42 binoculars – NANCY HOWELL

2nd PRIZE – Pair of Nikon 10X42 Monarch 7 binoculars – RENEE FREDERICK

3rd PRIZE – Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas – BARB PADGETT (donated to OYBC)

4th PRIZE – Jim McCormac’s Wild Ohio, Ohio Lake Erie Birding guide, Great Lakes nature guide – LAURA DORNAN

5th PRIZE – Arctic Wings (Book w/CD) and Snowy Owl (CD) – JOYCE CALLAHAN

A Special THANK YOU to all of our OOS members who joined and renewed during this campaign and for your continued support of OHIO’S BIRDING NETWORK and Ohio’s Birds. Your support helps us to continue advocating for Ohio’s birds, bird habitat and Ohio birders. 

Let’s make 2018 the best year for Ohio birds yet!

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 Best of Erie County Spring Walk

The Best of Erie County Spring Walk Sunday, May 6, 2018 Join OOS members as we collaborate with Firelands Audubon Society to check out some great birding spots in Erie County. The 1,300-acre Edison Woods Preserve is one of the largest contiguous blocks of woodland in...

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May Bird Walk at Morgan Swamp, Ashtabula County

Morgan Swamp, Ashtabula County Sunday, May 20, 2018 At nearly 2,000 acres, Morgan Swamp is one of the largest protected wetland communities in Ohio. JOIN OOS for a fun day of birding on Sunday, May 20. Leaders: Tim Colborn and Craig Caldwell We will meet at the...

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Brukner Nature Center Bird Walk

Brukner Nature Center Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Brukner Nature Center is a privately funded organization promoting the appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation through preservation, education and rehabilitation. OOS regional director, Steve Moeckel and BNC...

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Cedar Bog Nature Center Bird Walk

Cedar Bog Nature Center Saturday, May 26, 2018 Join OOS Regional Director, Steve Moeckel on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8 a.m. for a birdwalk at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana, Ohio. The group will meet at the Cedar Bog Education Center Building....

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May Cuyahoga Valley National Park DayTrip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park DayTrip Saturday, May 26 Would you like to bird the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the peak of nesting season? If you have never – you are missing something! This will be the sixth annual OOS CVNP day trip. We hope to pick up...

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