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.

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.

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.

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE OOS

DISAPPOINTING BUT EXPECTED NEWS This is the time of year we would look forward to our 2021 Winter Raptor Extravaganza at the Wilds in January and annual Warblers and Wildflowers weekend at Shawnee State Park in May. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic...

Regarding diversity…

As an organization, we recognize that diversity is only the beginning. Though we have always been an inclusive organization, we have not done the very best that we can to provide marginalized groups with a platform for their voices to be heard. This is the next step in our commitment to being Ohio’s Birding Network. Our work is only beginning.

Tim Colborn, OOS President

Where We Are Birding – June

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

Where We Are Birding – May

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

Where We Are Birding – April

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

Tykee James and Bird Nerds Panel Event

Watch the full video here:   Tykee James is the government affairs coordinator at the National Audubon Society, Co-Chair for the National Black and Latinx Scholarship Fund, and sits on the board of directors of the DC Audubon Society, Wyncote Audubon Society,...

Where We Are Birding – March

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

Where We Are Birding – February

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

Where We Are Birding – January

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

Where We Are Birding – December

Each month, our OOS Regional Directors are sharing their favorite birding hotspots in their respective regions - and beyond. These include some well-know destinations, specialty spots for specific species, and their own secret, treasured local patches. Have a favorite...

A One-Day Fall Birding Getaway to Fairport Harbor

Begin the day at Painesville Township Park as close to first light as possible. If the weather is uncooperative, park just to the left of the stairs for a good view of Lake Erie from inside your vehicle. Depending on the day and the wind, you could see all sorts of...

OOS Board Member Monthly Spotlight – Melissa Wales

Melissa with the Long-eared Owl “situation” on the Magee Marsh Boardwalk in 2013. Unlike many of you, I came into birding later in life. About seven years ago, my best friend from college invited me to meet her at The Biggest Week in American Birding in Northwest...

Travel with the OOS

The Ohio Ornithological Society has launched two exciting tours for 2022!!

We have more domestic and international trips being planned now. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Join the Ohio Ornithological Society and Sabrewing Nature Tours in Ecuador in 2022!

The Ohio Ornithological Society has arranged this unforgettable tour to Ecuador exclusively for our members! Spaces will fill up quickly!

Join the Ohio Ornithological Society and birdingtours in Germany in 2022!

Partnering with birdingtours, OOS has arranged this exclusive OOS member tour to explore European birds, landscapes, and cultures.

 

Where to Watch Birds in Ohio

Check out our amazing Birding in Ohio website courtesy of Ken Ostermiller

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!

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