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
News & Events
Saturday – May 25, 2019 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Spring Valley Wildlife Area is relatively small (842 acres) but contains a wonderful variety of habitats of interest to the birder. Its bird list features more than 230 species including almost all of the birds commonly seen...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! Lorain County Special Access - May 18 with Diana Steele Cuyahoga Valley National Park - May 25 with...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