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!

2018 Grasslands Birding Event – June 8 and 9

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2018 GRASSLANDS BIRDING EVENT June 8th and 9th at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center and The Wilds Featuring a inspiring seminar from Danny Ingold, Professor of Biology at Muskingum University, and a bird walk at The Wilds!! DETAILS...

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Brukner Nature Center Bird Walk – May 22

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 – May 26

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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Cuyahoga Valley National Park DayTrip – May 26

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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Lake Hope State Park Bird Walk – June 10

Lake Hope State Park Bird Walk Sunday, June 10, 2018 Join trip leader, Alex Eberts, and other OOS members as we explore the nearby trails and roads for southern Ohio specialties such as Cerulean, Kentucky, and Worm-eating Warblers. Meeting time will be 7:00 AM at the...

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