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!

Upcoming News & Events
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Marsh Madness May 14, 2016

International Migratory Bird Day in the US and Canada in 2016 is 14 May. Once again OOS, in partnership with the Division of Wildlife, will be celebrating Marsh Madness at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area with guided walks on May 14 & 15 during the Biggest Week in... read more

Birding and Nature Walk at Morgan Swamp Preserve

May 21, 2016 Time: 7:00am – 12:00noon (please plan on arriving early to begin promptly at 7:00am)Meeting Location: Long Pond Trail parking lot on Footville-Richmond Road, Rock Creek, OH (GPS coordinates: 41.6635235926519, -80.89017320324965) Leaders: Anna Hughes – The... read more

Warblers & Wildflowers April 29 & 30, 2016

  Online registration is CLOSED! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!Agenda April 29-May 1, 2016 Friday evening, dinner on your own.  Registration opens 5-7pm. Katie Fallon keynote, 7:30.  Evening field trips-Chuck’s and Whip’s.Saturday-morning field trips until early... read more

Rally for Rails October 1, 2016

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 Gallinule and American... read more

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