Join the Society (or renew your membership)

Fill out the form fields below. After you fill out this form, you will have an opportunity to pay your dues and donations online with Paypal. Required fields are denoted by *. If you have a change of address, and you are a current member, please send an email to:

Dues and Electronic Options

Please note that membership dues & donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donation Options

Please consider making a one-time tax-deductible donation to support the Society's development and conservation activities. Type the dollar amount you would like to contribute in the boxes provided

The Ohio Ornithological Society is a 100% volunteer and non-profit organization. Help us expand our resources to develop our technology and our publications. Select a donation amount in the dropdown box below.

We pride ourselves in supporting conservation efforts in Ohio and beyond our borders—help us make a difference! Select a donation amount in the dropdown box below.

Why Join the OOS?

Your membership will connect you to collective birding information and resources from across the state, enhance your knowledge of wild birds and help protect our birds and conserve vital habitat. Unite with us and be a part of Ohio's Birding Network!

Membership Costs

  • Student / Limited Income - $15.00 *
  • Individual - $35.00 *
  • Non-profit/Family - $50.00 *
  • Printed publications on request:
  • Business - $100.00
  • Sustaining Member - $250.00
  • Benefactor - $500.00
* Note: To receive printed publications, please add an additional $20.00 to the membership fee as listed above. Otherwise, all members will receive electronic versions of the Cerulean and the Ohio Cardinal. Questions can be directed to Membership.

Members Receive:

  • The Ohio Cardinal: The state's official record of Ohio's birds, their abundance and distribution since 1978.
  • The Cerulean: Our quarterly newsletter that keeps you up to date on happenings and other activities from across the state.
  • Field Trips, Conferences & Symposia: Many of our events feature special access and exclusive offerings for OOS members.

Most importantly, by becoming a member of OOS, you are helping unite our birding community so that we can all share in the passion, enthusiasm and excitement of our incredible wild birds.

How Does My Membership Work?

Our membership and our publications are based on quarters. No matter when you first joined OOS, your renewal date hereafter will be the last day of the appropriate quarter.

  • 1st Quarter:Jan 1 to March 31
  • 2nd Quarter:April 1 to June 30
  • 3rd Quarter:July 1 to September 30
  • 4th Quarter:October 1 - December 31

Want to Register Offline?

As an alternative, you may print this text-based form, fill it out, and send it to the address, with a check for first dues enclosed.