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
On Tuesday, August 25th, a report came in on Ohio Chase Birds about a Brown Booby at Nimisila Reservoir in Summit County, Ohio. The bird was found by Henry Trimpe and hundreds of birders have since gone to see this bird over the past few days. Chris Collins, of the...
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...
In May 2019, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.Sc. degree in Wildlife Science, and immediately began working for Black Swamp Bird Observatory as their spring bird banding apprentice. After that I moved to Wisconsin for a few months to work with...