Join OOS or Renew Your Membership

Your membership will connect you to collective birding information and resources from across the state, enhance your knowledge of wild birds, and help protect our birds and conserve vital habitat. Unite with us and be a part of Ohio’s Birding Network!


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Membership FAQ

Membership Help

For assistance, please send an email to:

Membership Costs

Student / Limited Income – $15.00 *
Individual – $35.00 *
Non-profit/Family – $50.00 *
Business – $100.00
Sustaining Member – $250.00
Benefactor – $500.00

* Note: To receive printed publications, please add an additional $20.00 to the membership fee as listed above. Otherwise, all members will receive electronic versions of The Cerulean and The Ohio Cardinal. Members at the $100 level and above may choose to either printed or online newsletters.

Members Receive

The Ohio Cardinal: The state’s official record of Ohio’s birds, their abundance and distribution since 1978.

The Cerulean: Our quarterly newsletter and magazine with articles on bird science, conservation, local birding, and a calendar from Ohio’s birding communities.

Field Trips, Conferences & Symposia: Many of our events feature special access and exclusive offerings for OOS members.

Most importantly, by becoming a member of OOS, you are helping unite our birding community so that we can all share in the passion, enthusiasm and excitement of our incredible wild birds.

When Do I Renew?

Our membership and our publications are based on quarters. No matter when you first joined OOS, your renewal date hereafter will be the last day of the appropriate quarter.

1st Quarter: Jan 1 to March 31
2nd Quarter: April 1 to June 30
3rd Quarter: July 1 to September 30
4th Quarter: October 1 to December 31

Register by Mail

To send your membership by mail, you may print this PDF form, fill it out, and send it to the address list on the form, with a check for your membership dues enclosed.

Address Change

If you are a current member and wish to change your address, please send an email to:

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