Ohio Winter Bird Counts

Adams County

Adams County

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Mark Zloba
(937) 544-2880 ext. 12
MZloba@cincymuseum.org

Location

Adams County, Ohio

Best Birding Spots

Edge of Appalachia’s Buzzardroost Rock and The Wilderness Preserves, ODNR’s Whipple, Chaparral and Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserves, Adams Lake State Park. Visit the famous Amish owned Miller’s Bakery for treats.

Ashland County

Ashland

Date

Friday, December 18, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tim Leslie
(419) 289-2626
leslie26_2000@yahoo.com

Location

Ashland & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Charles Mill Lake, Byers Woods.

Mohican State Forest

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, Knox, & Richland Counties.

Wooster

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, & Wayne Counties.

 

Ashtabula County

Ashtabula

Date

December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Marc Hanneman
(440) 812-5986
marchanneman@embarqmail.com

Location

Ashtabula County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Ashtabula County

Trumbull County

Date

December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Carole Babyak
(330) 856-6160
owllo@aol.com

Location

Trumbull, Geauga, & Ashtabula Counties

Best Birding Spots

Mosquito Lake, part of Grand River WA

Athens County

Athens

Date

January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Stefan Gleissberg
(740) 818-6494
stefan_gleissberg@me.com

Location

Athens County

Best Birding Spots

The Ridges, Strouds Run State Park, Dow Lake, Hocking River with Adena Bikeway, Lake Snowden.

Hocking Hills

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jere Brunken
(740) 332-8713
brunken@worldnet.att.net

Location

Hocking, Vinton, & Athens Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Athens County

Auglaize County

Grand Lake-St. Marys

Date

No date set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize & Mercer Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding in Auglaize County

Indian Lake

Date

No date set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize, Logan, & Shelby Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding in Auglaize County

Belmont County

Grand Lake-St. Marys

Date

No date set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize & Mercer Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding in Auglaize County

Indian Lake

Date

No date set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize, Logan, & Shelby Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding in Auglaize County

Brown County

East Fork Lake State Park

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Joe Bens
(513) 353-4229
joebens@live.com

Location

Brown & Clermont Counties

Best Birding Spots

East Fork Lake State Park, Grant Lake Wildlife Management Area

Butler County

Hamilton-Fairfield

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Mike Busam
(513) 755-0057
mbusam@gmail.com

Location

Butler County

Best Birding Spots

Gilmore Ponds, Voice of America, Hamilton Riverside Natural Area, and several Butler County Metro Parks.

Oxford

Date

No date set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Lawrence Sherman
(513) 523-2458
shermalw@muohio.edu

Location

Butler & Preble County

Best Birding Spots

Springwood, Four Mile Creek, the Bachelor Wildlife Preserve, Indian Creek, Rush Run, Hueston’s Woods State Park-Acton Lake and the Miami Airport.

Clark County

Clark County

Date

No date set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brian Menker
brian.t.menker@us.army.mil

Location

Clark County

Best Birding Spots

Buck Creek State Park, George Rogers Clark Park, Clark Lake, Ferncliff Cemetery.

Clermont County

Cincinnati

Date

Sunday, December 27, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jay Stenger
(513) 522-4245
jaystenger@cinci.rr.com

Location

Clermont & Hamilton Counties

Best Birding Spots

Cincinnati Nature Center, Camp Dennison and Newtown gravel pits, Kelly’s Nature Preserve, Withrow and Woodland Mound Parks, Ault Park, and the Ohio River.

East Fork Lake State Park

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

 Joe Bens
(513) 353-4229
joebens@live.com

Location

Brown & Clermont Counties

Best Birding Spots

East Fork Lake State Park, Grant Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Clinton County

Caesar Creek - Spring Valley

Date

2016: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – 6:00AM to 5:00PM

2017: Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 6:00AM to 5:00PM

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Samantha Bachelder
Park Ranger
Caesar Creek Lake
4020 N. Clarksville Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 897-1050
samantha.k.bachelder@usace.army.mil

Location

Clinton, Greene, & Warren Counties

Best Birding Spots

Caesar Creek State Park, Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Fort Ancient, Little Miami River, Clinton County Parks, Roxanna-New Burlington gravel pits, Todd’s Fork.

Columbiana County

Beaver Creek

Date

Date not set yet.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jim Kerr
(330) 301-0019
kerrjf@gmail.com

Location

Columbiana County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Columbiana County

Salem

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Walt Sturgeon
(330) 426-9833
mycowalt@comcast.net

Location

Columbiana & Mahoning Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Columbiana County

Coshocton County

Ragersville

Date

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ed Schlabach
(330) 852-0629
edward@rockwooddoor.com

Location

Coshocton, Holmes, & Tuscarawas Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Coshocton County

Crawford County

Bucyrus

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Warren Uxley, Jr.
(419) 961-4278
wuxleyjr@columbus.rr.com

Location

Crawford County

Best Birding Spots

Sears Woods State Nature Preserve, Lowe-Volk Park, and Unger Park

Plymouth

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brad Phillips
(419) 588-2497
lsphillips50@frontier.com

Location

Crawford, Huron, & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Crawford County

Cuyahoga County

Cleveland

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Andy Jones
(216) 231-4600, ext. 3332
AJones@cmnh.org

Location

Cuyahoga, Geauga, & Lake Counties

Best Birding Spots

All the great lakefront sites from E. 72nd St. east to Eastlake. Inland locations include North Chagrin Metropark, Shaker Lakes, Cuyahoga County airport and Lake View Cemetery.

Lakewood

Date

Sunday, December 27, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Nancy Howell
(440) 891-1710
nhowell@cmnh.org

Location

Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

Best Birding Spots

A large portion of the Lake Erie shoreline, south to the Strongsville border, east to the Tri-C West campus in Parma/Parma Hts. and west into Lorain Co. just beyond the Cuyahoga Co. line.

Southern Cuyahoga

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Kurt Grenig
(440) 228-6032
southerncuyahogacbc@gmail.com

Location

Cuyahoga, Summit, & Medina Counties

Best Birding Spots

West Creek Reservation, Brecksville Reservation, Bedford Reservation, CVNP: Station Road, CVNP; Coliseum Grasslands, CVNP: Horseshoe Pond.

Darke County

Greenville

Date

December 18 at 12:00 Midnight through the 19th at 12:00 midnight. 

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Meeting at the north McDonalds on the corner of Russ St and Wagner Av at 7:00 am for a bite to eat and determine which area you want to count.  Those folks helping with the count, lunch will available at the Darke County Nature Center off of 502, west of Greenville, starting at noon.

Contact Person

Bob Welch
937-423-1596 cell
glennwelch1@gmail.com

Location

Darke County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Darke County

Defiance County

Black Swamp

Date

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Micki Dunakin
(419) 258-4751
edson@bright.net

Location

Defiance & Paulding Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Defiance County

Delaware County

Delaware Reservoir

Date

Sunday, December 18, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Richard Bradley
(740) 363-4269
bradley.10@osu.edu

Location

Delaware & Marion Counties

Best Birding Spots

Delaware Wildlife Refuge, Scioto and Olentangy rivers and Alum Creek, mixed woods and fields, and a lot of farmland.

Hoover Reservoir

Date

Saturday, December 17, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Lee McBride
(614) 537-0825 (after 6 pm)
leemcbride50@yahoo.com

Location

Delaware & Franklin County

Best Birding Spots

Hoover Reservoir, Alum Creek Reservoir, Westerville Reservoir, the Olentangy River, Inniswood Metro Park, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Highbanks Metro Park and Camp Mary Orton.

O'Shaughnessy Reservoir

Date

Saturday, December 31, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.614-288-3696

Contact Person

Darlene Sillick
Notes: please contact by December 22 – email preferred.
(614) 288-3696 (text preferred)
azuretrails@columbus.rr.com

Location

Delaware, Franklin, & Union Counties

Best Birding Spots

Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Columbus Zoo, Emily Traphagen PP, Blues Creek PP, Scioto River.

Erie County

Firelands

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Carol Andres
(419) 639-3097
chickadee1956@yahoo.com
firelandsaudubon@gmail.com

Location

Erie & Huron Counties

Best Birding Spots

Sheldon Marsh, Old Woman Creek, and Edison Woods.

Gypsum

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Bartlett
(419) 447-0005
hthomas.bartlett@gmail.com

Location

Erie, Ottawa, & Sandusky Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Eire County

Lake Erie Islands

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

John Pogacnik
(440) 259-2751
jpogacnik@lakemetroparks.com

Location

Erie & Ottawa Counties

Best Birding Spots

South, Middle and North Bass Islands, Kelly’s Island.

Fairfield County

Buckeye Lake

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jeffrey White
(614) 425-8016
jlwhite2929@gmail.com

Location

Fairfield, Licking, & Perry Counties

Best Birding Spots

Buckeye Lake Birds

Lancaster

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

David Goslin
(740) 654-6917
davegoslin@hotmail.com

Location

Fairfield County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Fairfield County

New Lexington

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Steven Thompson
(740) 342-1986
thompson.trent@yahoo.com

Location

Fairfield & Perry Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Fairfield County

Fayette County

Fayette County

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brigitte Hisey
brigitte.hisey@fayette-co-oh.com

Location

Fayette County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Fayette County

Franklin County

Columbus

Date

Sunday, December 18, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Rob Thorn
(614) 471-3051
robthorn@earthlink.net

Location

Franklin County

Best Birding Spots

Blendon Woods and Blacklick Woods MetroParks, the Creeks Parks, the Ohio State University campus & parks, the Greenlawn cemetery, and the Greenlawn Dam – Whittier peninsula.

Hoover Reservoir

Date

Saturday, December 17, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Lee McBride
(614) 537-0825 (after 6 pm)
leemcbride50@yahoo.com

Location

Delaware & Franklin County

Best Birding Spots

Hoover Reservoir, Alum Creek Reservoir, Westerville Reservoir, the Olentangy River, Inniswood Metro Park, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Highbanks Metro Park and Camp Mary Orton.

O'Shaughnessy Reservoir

Date

Saturday, December 31, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Darlene Sillick
Notes: please contact by December 22 – email preferred.
(614) 288-3696 (text preferred)
azuretrails@columbus.rr.com

Location

Delaware, Franklin, & Union Counties

Best Birding Spots

Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Columbus Zoo, Emily Traphagen PP, Blues Creek PP, Scioto River.

Fulton County

Goll Woods

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jon Diller
(419) 682-6835
jfdiller@yahoo.com

Location

Fulton & Williams Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Fulton County

Grand Rapids-Waterville

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Kemp
(419) 356-5704
andigena@aol.com

Location

Fulton, Henry, Lucas, & Wood Counties

Best Birding Spots

Maumee River rapids, Oak Openings Park, and Maumee State Forest.

Geauga County

Burton

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Linda Gilbert
(440) 286-9516
lgilbert@geaugaparkdistrict.org

Location

Geauga County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Geauga County

Cleveland

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Andy Jones
(216) 231-4600, ext. 3332
AJones@cmnh.org

Location

Cuyahoga, Geauga, & Lake Counties

Best Birding Spots

All the great lakefront sites from E. 72nd St. east to Eastlake. Inland locations include North Chagrin Metropark, Shaker Lakes, Cuyahoga County airport and Lake View Cemetery.

Mentor

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Dan Donaldson
(440) 343-0758
danook057@yahoo.com

Location

Geauga & Lake Counties

Best Birding Spots

Western Lake County and the top part of Geauga County (down to northern part of Chardon).

Trumbull County

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Carole Babyak
(330) 856-6160
owllo@aol.com

Location

Trumbull, Geauga, & Ashtabula Counties

Best Birding Spots

Mosquito Lake, part of Grand River WA.

Greene County

Caesar Creek - Spring Valley

Date

2016: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – 6:00AM to 5:00PM

2017: Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 6:00AM to 5:00PM

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Samantha Bachelder
Park Ranger
Caesar Creek Lake
4020 N. Clarksville Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 897-1050
samantha.k.bachelder@usace.army.mil

Location

Clinton, Greene, & Warren Counties

Best Birding Spots

Caesar Creek State Park, Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Fort Ancient, Little Miami River, Clinton County Parks, Roxanna-New Burlington gravel pits, Todd’s Fork.

Greene County

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Nick Boutis
(937) 769-1902
nboutis@glenhelen.org

Location

Greene County

Best Birding Spots

Glen Helen, John Bryan, Clifton Gorge, Narrows Preserve.

Hamilton County

Cincinnati

Date

Sunday, December 27, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jay Stenger
(513) 522-4245
jaystenger@cinci.rr.com

Location

Clermont & Hamilton Counties

Best Birding Spots

Cincinnati Nature Center, Camp Dennison and Newtown gravel pits, Kelly’s Nature Preserve, Withrow and Woodland Mound Parks, Ault Park, and the Ohio River.

Hamilton County Park District

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Staff Naturalists
(513) 521-7275 ext. 240 or register online

Location

Hamilton County

Best Birding Spots

All Hamilton County parks.

Ohio River

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jack Stenger
(513) 503-3389
jackstenger@gmail.com

Location

Hamilton County

Best Birding Spots

Shawnee Lookout County Park, Great Miami and Ohio Rivers; much of the circle is in Kentucky and Indiana.

Western Hamilton County

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ned Keller
(513) 349-3369
nedkeller49@gmail.com

Location

Hamilton County

Best Birding Spots

Miami-Whitewater, Fernald Preserve, Winton Woods, Mitchell Forest, Spring Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy Forest.

Hancock County

Hancock County

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Betty Hardesty
(419) 422-4737
Dchebfh@aol.com

Location

Hancock County

Best Birding Spots

The Hancock County parks will be canvassed along with Van Buren State Park, all eight reservoirs, selected farms, Camp Berry, Reick Nature Center, clay pit area, plus roads and streams in the areas of the above.

Harrison County

Cadiz

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Scott Pendleton
(740) 381-4268
tallyp2001@yahoo.com

Location

Harrison County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Harrison County

Henry County

Grand Rapids-Waterville

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Kemp
(419) 356-5704
andigena@aol.com

Location

Fulton, Henry, Lucas, & Wood Counties

Best Birding Spots

Maumee River rapids, Oak Openings Park, and Maumee State Forest.

Highland County

Paint Creek Area

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Stephen Wagner
(513) 831-7606
sjdmwags@gmail.com

Location

Highland, Pike, & Ross Counties

Best Birding Spots

Paint Creek State Park, Rocky Fork State Park.

Hocking County

Hocking Hills

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jere Brunken
(740) 332-8713
brunken@worldnet.att.net

Location

Hocking, Vinton, & Athens Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Hocking County

Holmes County

Millersburg

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Kevin Kline
(330) 567-3432
birderbruce@yahoo.com

Location

Holmes County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Holmes County

Mohican State Forest

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, Knox, & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Holmes County

Ragersville

Date

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ed Schlabach
(330) 852-0629
edward@rockwooddoor.com

Location

Coshocton, Holmes, & Tuscarawas Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Holmes County

Wilmot

Date

Friday, December 18, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ben Morrison
Notes: Please notify the compiler by December 1 if you want to participate
(330) 935-0398 or (330) 206-8679
bmorr10387@aol.com

Location

Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, & Wayne Counties

Best Birding Spots

Beach City Reservoir and its backwaters, reclaimed strip mine areas around Dundee, Tuscarawas River, and Amish farms.

Wooster

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, & Wayne Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Holmes County

Huron County

Firelands

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Carol Andres
(419) 639-3097
chickadee1956@yahoo.com or firelandsaudubon@gmail.com

Location

Erie & Huron Counties

Best Birding Spots

Sheldon Marsh, Old Woman Creek, and Edison Woods

Plymouth

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brad Phillips
(419) 588-2497
lsphillips50@frontier.com

Location

Crawford, Huron, & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Huron County

Jackson County

Beaver Valley

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Bain
(614) 312-7513
bainnature@insight.rr.com

Location

Jackson & Pike Counties

Best Birding Spots

The Beaver Valley is a broad west to east, then south trending meander of the abandoned Teays River Valley surrounded by the forested hills of the Allegheny Plateau.

Knox County

Brown Family Environmental Center

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2105

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ray Heithaus
(740) 398-8313
heithaus@kenyon.edu

Location

Knox County

Best Birding Spots

Apple Valley Lake, Kokosing Lake, Kokosing State Wildlife Area, Kokosing River, Kokosing Gap Trail, Knox Lake, Black Jack Swamp, Kenyon College campus, numerous, deep-water gravel pit lakes and ponds, and Amish farms.

Mohican State Forest

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, Knox, & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Knox County

Lake County

Cleveland

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Andy Jones
(216) 231-4600, ext. 3332
AJones@cmnh.org

Location

Cuyahoga, Geauga, & Lake Counties

Best Birding Spots

All the great lakefront sites from E. 72nd St. east to Eastlake. Inland locations include North Chagrin Metropark, Shaker Lakes, Cuyahoga County airport and Lake View Cemetery.

Mentor

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Dan Donaldson
(440) 343-0758
danook057@yahoo.com

Location

Geauga & Lake Counties

Best Birding Spots

Western Lake County and the top part of Geauga County (down to northern part of Chardon).

Lawrence County

Ashland/Boyd County

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ron Canterbury
(513) 556-9570
ron.canterbury@uc.edu

Location

Lawrence County

Best Birding Spots

South Point, Lick Creek.

Licking County

Buckeye Lake

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jeffrey White
(614) 425-8016
jlwhite2929@gmail.com

Location

Fairfield, Licking, & Perry Counties

Best Birding Spots

Buckeye Lake Birds

Logan County

Indian Lake

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize, Logan, & Shelby Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Logan County

Lorain County

Elyria-Lorain

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Martin Ackerman
440) 774-3220
martin.ackermann@oberlin.edu

Location

Lorain County

Best Birding Spots

Lake Erie, Bacon Woods, Carlisle Reservation, Lorain County Regional Airport, Black River Reservation.

Lakewood

Date

Sunday, December 27, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Nancy Howell
(440) 891-1710
nhowell@cmnh.org

Location

Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

Best Birding Spots

A large portion of the Lake Erie shoreline, south to the Strongsville border, east to the Tri-C West campus in Parma/Parma Hts. and west into Lorain Co. just beyond the Cuyahoga Co. line.

Wellington

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Diane Devereaux
(440) 458-2440
skyloom@live.com

Location

Lorain & Medina Counties

Best Birding Spots

Wellington Reservation, Caley Reservation, Findley State Park.

Lucas County

Grand Rapids-Waterville

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Kemp
(419) 356-5704
andigena@aol.com

Location

Fulton, Henry, Lucas, & Wood

Best Birding Spots

Maumee River rapids, Oak Openings Park, and Maumee State Forest.

Ottawa N.W.R.

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Thomas Bartlett
(419) 447-0005
hthomas.bartlett@gmail.com

Location

Lucas & Ottawa Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Lucas County

Toledo

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Matt Anderson
(419) 877-9202
matt_anderson@andersonsinc.com

Location

Lucas & Wood Counties

Best Birding Spots

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge, Mallard Club Marsh, Maumee Bay State Park, Bayshore Power Plant, Pearson Metropark, Woodlawn Cemetery, and numerous sites along the Maumee River.

Mahoning County

Salem

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Walt Sturgeon
(330) 426-9833
mycowalt@comcast.net

Location

Columbiana & Mahoning Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Mahoning County

Tri-Reservoir

Date

Friday, January 1, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ethan Kistler
ohiobirder@yahoo.com

Location

Portage, Mahoning, & Trumbull Counties

Best Birding Spots

Lake Milton, Berlin Lake, West Branch.

Youngstown

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Gary Meiter
(330) 337-9236
gmeiter@earthlink.net

Location

Mahoning County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Mahoning County

Marion County

Delaware Reservoir

Date

Sunday, December 18, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Richard Bradley
(740) 363-4269
bradley.10@osu.edu

Location

Delaware & Marion Counties

Best Birding Spots

Delaware Wildlife Refuge, Scioto and Olentangy rivers and Alum Creek, mixed woods and fields, and a lot of farmland.

Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

Date

Sunday, January 1, 2017

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ed Lux
(740) 360-7810
luxea22@msn.com

Location

Marion & Wyandot Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Marion County

Medina County

Southern Cuyahoga

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Kurt Grenig
(440) 228-6032
southerncuyahogacbc@gmail.com

Location

Cuyahoga, Summit, & Medina Counties

Best Birding Spots

West Creek Reservation, Brecksville Reservation, Bedford Reservation, CVNP: Station Road, CVNP; Coliseum Grasslands, CVNP: Horseshoe Pond.

Wellington

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Diane Devereaux
(440) 458-2440
skyloom@live.com

Location

Lorain & Medina Counties

Best Birding Spots

Wellington Reservation, Caley Reservation, Findley State Park.

Mercer County

Grand Lake-St. Marys

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize & Mercer Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Mercer County

Montgomery County

Dayton

Date

Thursday, December 17, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jim Williams
birder8181@gmail.com

Location

Montgomery County

Best Birding Spots

Eastwood Lake, Carriage Hill Metropark, Englewood Metropark, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Taylorsville Metropark, Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm, Dayton Airport, Woodlawn Cemetery, Cricket Holler, Hill & Dales, Wright State University, downtown Dayton.

Morrow County

Mansfield

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Steve McKee
(419) 884-3764
smmckee52@hotmail.com

Location

Morrow & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Clearfork Reservoir, Gorman Nature Center, Richland B&O Multi-use Trail.

Muskingum County

Chandlersville

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Scott Albaugh
Note: Email is the best contact
(740) 588-1249
salbaugh@zanestate.edu

Location

Muskingum County

Best Birding Spots

The Wilds, Blue Rock State Forest, Blue Rock State Park.

Ottawa County

Gypsum

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Bartlett
(419) 447-0005
hthomas.bartlett@gmail.com

Location

Erie, Ottawa, & Sandusky Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Ottawa County

Lake Erie Islands

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

John Pogacnik
(440) 259-2751
jpogacnik@lakemetroparks.com

Location

Erie & Ottawa Counties

Best Birding Spots

South, Middle and North Bass Islands, Kelly’s Island

Ottawa N.W.R.

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Thomas Bartlett
(419) 447-0005
hthomas.bartlett@gmail.com

Location

Lucas & Ottawa Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Ottawa County

Paulding County

Black Swamp

Date

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Micki Dunakin
(419) 258-4751
edson@bright.net

Location

Defiance & Paulding Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Paulding County

Perry County

Buckeye Lake

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jeffrey White
(614) 425-8016
jlwhite2929@gmail.com

Location

Fairfield, Licking, & Perry Counties

Best Birding Spots

Buckeye Lake Birds

New Lexington

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Steven Thompson
(740) 342-1986
thompson.trent@yahoo.com

Location

Fairfield & Perry Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Perry County

Pickaway County

Kingston

Date

Sunday, January 1, 2017

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brad Sparks
(614) 751-6622
birdmansparks@yahoo.com

Location

Pickaway & Ross Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Pickaway County

Pike County

Beaver Valley

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Bain
(614) 312-7513
bainnature@insight.rr.com

Location

Jackson & Pike Counties

Best Birding Spots

The Beaver Valley is a broad west to east, then south trending meander of the abandoned Teays River Valley surrounded by the forested hills of the Allegheny Plateau.

Paint Creek Area

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Stephen Wagner
(513) 831-7606
sjdmwags@ gmail.com

Location

Highland, Pike, & Ross Counties

Best Birding Spots

Paint Creek State Park, Rocky Fork State Park.

Portage County

Cuyahoga Falls

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Marie Morgan
(330) 867-9850
m.morgan3@sbcglobal.net

Location

Portage & Summit Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Portage County

Portage County

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Joe Malmisur
draco1027@gmail.com

Location

Portage County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Portage County

Quail Hollow-Hartville

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ronni Macko
(330) 935-0952
ronimacko@aol.com

Location

Portage & Stark Counties

Best Birding Spots

Quail Hollow Sate Park, Wingfoot Lake, Mogadore Reservoir, Congress lake, Walborn Reservoir and half of Deer Creek Reservoir.

Tri-Reservoir

Date

Friday, January 1, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ethan Kistler
ohiobirder@yahoo.com

Location

Portage, Mahoning, & Trumbull Counties

Best Birding Spots

Lake Milton, Berlin Lake, West Branch.

Preble County

Oxford

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Lawrence Sherman
(513) 523-2458
shermalw@muohio.edu

Location

Butler & Preble Counties

Best Birding Spots

Springwood, Four Mile Creek, the Bachelor Wildlife Preserve, Indian Creek, Rush Run, Hueston’s Woods State Park-Acton Lake and the Miami Airport.

Richland County

Ashland

Date

Friday, December 18, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tim Leslie
(419) 289-2626
leslie26_2000@yahoo.com

Location

Ashland & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Charles Mill Lake, Byers Woods.

Mansfield

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Steve McKee
(419) 884-3764
smmckee52@hotmail.com

Location

Morrow & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Clearfork Reservoir, Gorman Nature Center, Richland B&O Multi-use Trail.

Mohican State Forest

Date

Saturday, December 26, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, Knox, & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Richland County

Plymouth

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brad Phillips
(419) 588-2497
lsphillips50@frontier.com

Location

Crawford, Huron, & Richland Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Richland County

Ross County

Kingston

Date

Sunday, January 1, 2017

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Brad Sparks
(614) 751-6622
birdmansparks@yahoo.com

Location

Pickaway & Ross Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Ross County

Paint Creek Area

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Stephen Wagner
(513) 831-7606
sjdmwags@gmail.com

Location

 Highland, Pike, & Ross Counties

Best Birding Spots

Paint Creek State Park, Rocky Fork State Park.

Sandusky County

Fremont

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Lester Peyton
(419) 898-4070 (Ext. 206)
lesterpeyton@bsbo.org

Location

Sandusky County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Sandusky County

Gypsum

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Bartlett
(419) 447-0005
hthomas.bartlett@gmail.com

Location

Erie, Ottawa, & Sandusky Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Sandusky County

Scioto County

Portsmouth

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

David Riepenhoff
(740) 820-8382
driepj@falcon1.net

Location

Scioto County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Scioto County

Seneca County

Tiffin

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

James Coffman
(419) 618 1835
jrusscoff@gmail.com

Location

Seneca County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Seneca County

Shelby County

Indian Lake

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Juterbock
(419) 995-8360
juterbock.1@osu.edu

Location

Auglaize, Logan, & Shelby Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Shelby County

Stark County

Quail Hollow-Hartville

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ronni Macko
(330) 935-0952
ronimacko@aol.com

Location

Portage & Stark Counties

Best Birding Spots

Quail Hollow Sate Park, Wingfoot Lake, Mogadore Reservoir, Congress lake, Walborn Reservoir and half of Deer Creek Reservoir.

Wilmot

Date

Friday, December 18, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ben Morrison
Notes: Please notify the compiler by December 1 if you want to participate.
(330) 935-0398 or (330) 206-8679
bmorr10387@aol.com

Location

Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, & Wayne Counties

Best Birding Spots

Beach City Reservoir and its backwaters, reclaimed strip mine areas around Dundee, Tuscarawas River, and Amish farms.

Summit County

Cuyahoga Falls

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Marie Morgan
(330) 867-9850
m.morgan3@sbcglobal.net

Location

Portage & Summit Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Summit County

Southern Cuyahoga

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Kurt Grenig
(440) 228-6032
southerncuyahogacbc@gmail.com

Location

Cuyahoga, Summit, & Medina Counties

Best Birding Spots

West Creek Reservation, Brecksville Reservation, Bedford Reservation, CVNP: Station Road, CVNP; Coliseum Grasslands, CVNP: Horseshoe Pond.

Trumbull County

Tri-Reservoir

Date

Friday, January 1, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ethan Kistler
ohiobirder@yahoo.com

Location

Portage, Mahoning, & Trumbull Counties

Best Birding Spots

Lake Milton, Berlin Lake, West Branch.

Trumbull County

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Carole Babyak
(330) 856-6160
owllo@aol.com

Location

Trumbull, Geauga, & Ashtabula Counties

Best Birding Spots

Mosquito Lake, part of Grand River WA.

Tuscarawas County

Ragersville

Date

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ed Schlabach
(330) 852-0629
edward@rockwooddoor.com

Location

Coshocton, Holmes, & Tuscarawas Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Tuscarawas County

Wilmot

Date

Friday, December 18, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ben Morrison
Notes: Please notify the compiler by December 1 if you want to participate
(330) 935-0398 or (330) 206-8679
bmorr10387@aol.com

Location

Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, & Wayne Counties

Best Birding Spots

Beach City Reservoir and its backwaters, reclaimed strip mine areas around Dundee, Tuscarawas River, and Amish farms.

Union County

O'Shaughnessy Reservoir

Date

Saturday, December 31, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Darlene Sillick
Notes: please contact by December 22 – email preferred.
(614) 288-3696 (text preferred)
azuretrails@columbus.rr.com

Location

Delaware, Franklin, & Union Counties

Best Birding Spots

Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Columbus Zoo, Emily Traphagen PP, Blues Creek PP, Scioto River.

Vinton County

Hocking Hills

Date

Saturday, January 2, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jere Brunken
(740) 332-8713
brunken@worldnet.att.net

Location

Hocking, Vinton, & Athens Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Vinton County

Warren County

Caesar Creek - Spring Valley

Date

2016: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – 6:00AM to 5:00PM

2017: Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 6:00AM to 5:00PM

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Samantha Bachelder
Park Ranger
Caesar Creek Lake
4020 N. Clarksville Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 897-1050
samantha.k.bachelder@usace.army.mil

Location

Clinton, Greene, & Warren Counties

Best Birding Spots

Caesar Creek State Park, Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Fort Ancient, Little Miami River, Clinton County Parks, Roxanna-New Burlington gravel pits, Todd’s Fork.

Washington County

Parkersburg

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Richard and Jeanette Esker
(304) 863-8765
eskerrb@frontier.com

Location

Washington County

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Washington County

Wayne County

Wilmot

Date

Friday, December 18, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ben Morrison
Notes: Please notify the compiler by December 1 if you want to participate.
(330) 935-0398 or (330) 206-8679
bmorr10387@aol.com

Location

Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, & Wayne Counties

Best Birding Spots

Beach City Reservoir and its backwaters, reclaimed strip mine areas around Dundee, Tuscarawas River, and Amish farms.

Wooster

Date

Saturday, December 19, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Roger Troutman
(419) 884-3529
RogerTroutman@gmail.com

Location

Ashland, Holmes, & Wayne Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Wayne County

Williams County

Goll Woods

Date

No date set.

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Jon Diller
(419) 682-6835
jfdiller@yahoo.com

Location

Fulton & Williams Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Williams County

Wood County

Grand Rapids-Waterville

Date

Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Kemp
(419) 356-5704
andigena@aol.com

Location

Fulton, Henry, Lucas, & Wood Counties

Best Birding Spots

Maumee River rapids, Oak Openings Park, and Maumee State Forest.

Rudolph

Date

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Tom Kemp
(419) 356-5704
andigena@aol.com

Location

Wood County

Best Birding Spots

Rudolph Woods, Baldwin Woods, Cricket Frog Cove, Wood County landfill.

Toledo

Date

Sunday, December 20, 2015

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Matt Anderson
(419) 877-9202
matt_anderson@andersonsinc.com

Location

Lucas & Wood Counties

Best Birding Spots

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge, Mallard Club Marsh, Maumee Bay State Park, Bayshore Power Plant, Pearson Metropark, Woodlawn Cemetery, and numerous sites along the Maumee River.

Wyandot County

Carey

Date

Friday, January 1, 2016

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Eric Mulholland
(419) 957-2370
emullholand@careyevs.org

Location

Wyandot County

Best Birding Spots

Springville Marsh, Upper Sandusky Reservoir, Sandusky River bottoms.

Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

Date

Sunday, January 1, 2017

National Audubon Count?

Yes

Note

Counts reported to the National Audubon Society formerly required a $5.00 per person participant fee. Beginning with the 2012-2013 count year, this fee is no longer required.

Contact Person

Ed Lux
(740) 360-7810
luxea22@msn.com

Location

Wyandot & Marion Counties

Best Birding Spots

Birding Sites in Wyandot County

The Importance of Chimney Swift ConservationChimney_swift

Chimney Swifts have declined by over 50% in just the last 40 years. Chimney Swifts can be helped by making chimneys accessible for the birds or by building Chimney Swift Towers – specially designed nesting/roosting towers.
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
 
Plant native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses that attract more insects than non-native plants. Chimney Swifts feed exclusively on flying insects which are crucial during the breeding season.
Investigate an alternative venting system if you are converting a furnace or hot water heater to gas, leaving the chimney unlined and uncapped for the swifts.
Work with an experienced chimney sweep company that can speak to the issue of Chimney Swift conservation and chimney maintenance.
Encourage your neighborhood parks, schools, and businesses to build chimney swift towers.
Work with local conservation groups to raise awareness of the need for uncapped chimneys for Chimney Swift conservation.

News & Events

Marsh Madness 2017

May has so many birding adventures to explore, but The Biggest Week in American Birding is an exceptional annual event from May 5-14 in NW Ohio. During the event, the Ohio Ornithological Society, in cooperation with ODNR, will be conducting beginner bird walks on...

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Birds in the Hills Festival

Registration Now Open! Join Rural Action, the Athens Area Birders,  and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival May 5th-7th at United Plant Savers. This three-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for...

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Warblers & Wildflowers Weekend

UPDATE! Registration Now Open! Join your fellow OOS members at Shawnee State Park for a celebration of Warblers and Wildflowers! Not only will this event give you a chance to head south to meet the first big wave of spring migration, you'll also get to enjoy excellent...

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