The Ohio Ornithological Society fosters and preserves the historical records of birds in Ohio through a quarterly state ornithological journal (The Ohio Cardinal) and a quarterly newsletter for members (The Cerulean), as well as via published treatments of the state's bird life ranging from field checklists to books. We validate important records of rare and unusual birds through the Ohio Bird Records Committee, and maintain and publish the official checklist to the birds of Ohio.
Our electronic resources include this informative and ever-changing website (www.ohiobirds.org) and one or more e-mail lists, including the Ohio-Birds listserv. We conduct regular field trips, tours, workshops, presentations, and an annual birding conference and membership meeting.
We encourage and support important research on birds. We provide educational resources to members, the public, and the news media, We unite various individuals and constituencies interested in birds, and provide means and reasons for them to cooperate. Our activities are not conducted independently, but in concert with local organizations whenever possible and when mutually beneficial.
The Ohio Ornithological Society sponsors:
- The Ohio Cardinal, for decades this has been the state's ornithological journal of record
- The Cerulean, a quarterly newsletter
- Ohio-birds e-mail list
- The Ohio Bird Records Committee
- The Ohiobirds.org website filled with timely and locally relevant birding information
- Field trips all across Ohio
- Bird identification workshops and other birding-oriented events, including The Midwest Birding Symposium in 2009, 2011, and 2013
- Annual birding conference/meetings
- And much more.