Birder's Library

Looking for a birding hotspot in Ohio? Wondering what birds to expect this month? Interested in winter bird counts? You've come to the right place! Check out our birding library for these resources and more.

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Rare Bird Alert Archives

The sightings listed in rare bird alerts have been gleaned from the Ohio list-serve,, Cincinnati Bird Sightings Log, Bobolink Area RBA (330-763-5119), Facebook, eBird and other sources.

Species listed in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE REVIEW LIST SPECIES. Details of these sightings are desired by the Ohio Bird Records Committee. Careful observation, not ornithological expertise, is the only qualification for submitting your data. See details and pointers.

Use the form below to view past and current rare bird alerts.

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Latest Rare Bird Alert Reports