Birding in Ohio - updated August 2012
United States of America -- Ohio
Discover the top birding locations in Ohio. Find out more about Ohio Bird Clubs and Birding Organizations in Ohio. Print out a checklist of Ohio birds. Find the Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers for Ohio. Order books to help you become a better birder in Ohio. Discover links to Ohio Birding web sites. Print out special maps of Ohio before you begin your trip.
|State Bird: Northern Cardinal
Ohio Birds Checklist
NPWRC Bird Checklists - Ohio
Species Seen in Ohio: 425
State Ornithological Society:
Ohio Ornithological Society
Rare Bird Alerts:
(330) 467-1930 Cleveland
(614) 895-6222 Blendon Woods Park
(937) 640-2473 Southwest Ohio
(641) 715-3800 Northwest Ohio
Electronic Mailing Lists:
Ohio Birds: Discussion of birds in Ohio.
Message: subscribe ohio-birds your name
Map of Important OH Bird Areas
Retail Birding Stores
Birding Links for Ohio:
Ohio Birding Site Guide
Ohio Birder Resources
Birding in Cincinnati
Birding from the North Coast
Ohio State Parks
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Cincinnati Nature Center
Ohio Wildlife Center
Ohio Bird Banding Association
Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative
Ohio Hot Spots
Kenn Kaufman's Crane Creek/Magee Marsh
Ohio's Premier Birding Locations
Where to go Birding in Cincinnati
US Fish & Wildlife Service Refuges - Ohio
Audubon Chapters in Ohio
Toledo Naturalist Association
Kirtland Bird Club
Ohio Young Birders Club
The Nature Conservancy - Ohio
Pete Thayer's Favorite Hot Spots:
Adams Lake State Park
38.81 N 83.53 W
Adams County is at the edge of the Appalachian mountain range. Chuck-will's-widow, Wild Turkey, Blue Grosbeak and other species are often easier to find here than anywhere else in Ohio.
Crane Creek / Magee Marsh / Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
41.37 N 83.09 W
Spring migration here may be even better than Point Pelee -- and two hours closer if you live in Ohio! Go visit the Oak Openings and Irwin Prairie on the west side of Toledo as well.
Green Lawn Cemetery and Arboretum
39.94 N 83.04 W
This is a great spot during spring migration. Birder's are always welcome. You should see almost 50 species of warblers, thrushes and vireos in early May.
Headlands Beach State Park
41.73 N 81.33 N
There are a whole series of birding spots along Lake Erie, just east of Cleveland. Spring migration is very good here, as is the hawkwatching. Continue over to Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve and finally, the power plant in Eastlake.
40.65 N 83.31 N
In winter, look for hawks and owls. Check the tall evergreens very carefully for Long-eared Owls. At dusk you should see Short-eared Owls skimming over the fields. Depending on water levels, shorebirds and waterfowl can be abundant, especially in migration.
Pete Thayer's Former Back Yard
39.09 N 84.22 W
You don't have to be Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ to realize that there is no place like home. Birders are always happy discovering and exploring the birding spots close to home. Thanks to the foresight and conservation efforts of others, I can visit great birding locations close to my home like the Cincinnati Nature Center and the Oxbow. What have you done lately for the next generation of birders in your home town?