Please send your sightings to:
Craig Caldwell
1270 W. Melrose Dr.
Westlake, OH, 44145
Or email to:

In addition to sightings, we welcome photos, anecdotes, general interest articles, and research papers. If you enter your sightings into eBird, you do not need to send a report – we download all the entries directly from Cornell. Please feel free, however, to expand on items in your eBird list in a separate note to Craig, because he can’t look at every note in eBird. 

Digital photo files, please; send prints only with prior approval. If you post photos to Facebook, Flickr, or the like, you can send links to the photos rather than the photo files themselves. Each photo must include the date and location of the shot. Photos and links go to our Photo Editor, Roger Lau,


History of The Ohio Cardinal

In 1978, The Ohio Cardinal was born of a need to bring Ohio’s birding community together, to share all available information about our bird life, to sharpen our enjoyment of, and expertise in, the observation and study of those birds, and to act as a permanent record of bird occurrences in the state. Today these remain the goals of our publication.


What’s Inside?

The Cardinal began as, and remains, a collaboration among Ohio birders, with hundreds sharing in each issue sightings reports, photographs of unusual birds, artwork, articles, or field notes. Each issue features a comprehensive summary of the season’s observations across the state, highlighting not only the unusual but also interesting patterns discernible in the usual. Reports from the Ohio Bird Records Committee appear regularly.
A timely compilation of all the state’s Winter Bird Count results appears yearly. Articles are featured in most issues, which treat topics such as birding locales and techniques, field identification issues, the history and status of selected Ohio species, first state records, counts and surveys, trends in the abundance and distribution of our birds, and many others. Short notes from observers around the state describe noteworthy events, behaviors, numbers, and observations. For more information, contact the Editor at

Become a Member to Receive The Ohio Cardinal

Our supporting members receive quarterly editions of The Ohio Cardinal. Please consider becoming a member to help support our work, and don’t forget to renew annually to keep receiving this valuable Ohio birding resource.

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Archived Issues

Past issues that you can read in PDF format.

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