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
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! 2019 WARBLERS & WILDFLOWERS WEEKEND April 26th through the 28th Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bernard F. Master - Field Trips - Photography - Mothing - Chuck-will's-widow - and MORE DETAILS...read more
We are just now gearing up for our 2019 Bird Walks! Keep an eye on this page for more info as we add field trips in each of our supported regions. More coming SOON! Cuyahoga Valley National Park - May 25 with Sue Evanoff [gallery...read more
REGISTER FOR THE OOS NORTHERN ECUADOR TRIP February22 - March 1, 2020 *** $400 from each registration will go to support the OOS conservation fund *** Ecuador has the highest bird species diversity per square kilometer on the planet and offers some of the best birding...read more
Alvin Miller, a local Amish young man, was the recipient of first prize from our annual membership drive, Zeiss Conquest HD 8x42 binoculars. Since I was the closest board member to Arvin, I was tasked with delivery of the bins. Friend Su and I were out birding, were...read more