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
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...
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...
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...