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
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more