Birding Resources

A number of parks and preserves that we visit are great sites to go birding. And in the course of researching these sites, we’ve come across a lot of resources that would be of interest to birders. So instead of tucking away this information in various park reviews, we have decided to pull it together and put it in one place.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)
Birding Resources
ODNR provides an overall index to their birding resources on this page.
Field Guides
Field Checklists
Lake Erie Birding Trail
Ohio’s Listed Species
Separate lists are provided for wildlife species that are considered to be endangered, threatened, species of concern, special interest, extirpated, or extinct in Ohio. Within each of these categories of concern, there is a sub-category for bird species.
Species Guide Index
This ODNR website provides information on animal species found in Ohio. Open up the sub-category on birds.
Ohio’s Peregrine Falcons
Besides providing general information, includes links to video and live falcon cam.
Hit the Trail for Bluebirds (PDF)
Describes how to create nesting boxes for bluebirds and when to have them ready. By installing five bluebird nesting boxes, you can create your own bluebird trail.
Fall Wildlife Migration in Ohio
Describes when and where to look for birds migrating south in the fall.
Winter Birding in Ohio
Discusses birds who spend the winter in Ohio to enjoy our balmy weather.
Bird-related videos
The Ohio Division of Wildlife has a Vimeo account. For a listing of their bird-related videos, see the list at the end of this article.
Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO)
Web pages
BSBO Maps of Birding Areas
The following maps were Produced by Kenn Kaufman for the BSBO:

PDF Articles
Adams County Amish Bird Symposium
March 4th, 2017 — This is the 14th Annual celebration of this event
Shreve Spring Migration Sensation
March 18, 2017 in Shreve, Ohio with a special focus on the Killbuck Wildlife Area.
Buzzard Day 2017
March 19, 2017 in Hinckley, Ohio
Warblers & Wildflowers Weekend
April 28-30, 2017; held at Shawnee State Park
The Biggest Week in American Birding
May 5-14, 2017
Birds in the Hills Festival
May 5-7, 2017; among other things, includes field trips to Lake Hope and Lake Snowden while accompanied by expert bird watcher.
Other Birding Organizations
Bird songs
Birding Hotspots
Rehabilitation Centers
Blogs and Miscellaneous Websites
TrekOhio articles related to birding
Ohio Division of Wildlife Videos at

The following are a list of birding-related videos published under the name, WildOhio: