Rare Bird Review List
This list consists of all the birds that have either never or very rarely occurred in Ohio. Species on the Review List must be acceptably documented before adding them to the official record.
The OBRC considers changes to the Review List at its annual meetings. The list is compiled (beyond including all species never accepted for Ohio) by including all species averaging fewer than two records per year over the latest ten-year period, adding selected species that have averaged between two and three records per year in a similar span, then adding a few species whose populations are declining precipitously even if they exceed other numerical criteria (no species are in the list for this reason now, though in recent years examples have included Piping Plover and Loggerhead Shrike).
Trumpeter Swan (other than introduced birds)
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Black-throated Gray Warbler
News & Events
Saturday – August 31, 2019 Time to be Determined SHOREBIRDS!! SHOREBIRDS!! SHOREBIRDS!! OOS Regional Director, Jon Cefus, will be leading a birdwalk on Saturday, August 31 for members and friends. Since shorebird habitat is not guaranteed, the decision on where to...read more
Saturday – July 20, 2019 8:00 am – 10:30 am Huffman Prairie, also known as Huffman Prairie Flying Field is part of Ohio's Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. The 84-acre (34-hectare) patch of rough pasture, near Fairborn, northeast of Dayton, is the...read more
Saturday – May 25, 2019 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Spring Valley Wildlife Area is relatively small (842 acres) but contains a wonderful variety of habitats of interest to the birder. Its bird list features more than 230 species including almost all of the birds commonly seen...read more