Prothonotary warbler

Ohio Bird Watching

Birding Ohio

Ohio’s official promotional slogan (the one on our license plates) is “Ohio: The Heart of it All!” In many ways this is also an accurate description of The Buckeye State’s birdlife because Ohio has recorded more than 412 bird species on its official list. Of these 400-plus bird species, nearly 300 are considered to be regularly occurring in Ohio, meaning that they make annual appearances either as year-round resident species, as breeding birds, or as seasonal migrants that are just passing through. Ohio is ideally situated for hosting migrating birds. It rests on the eastern edge of the Mississippi Flyway and on the western edge of the Atlantic Flyway.

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