The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a 501(3) non-profit organization which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of Ohio's native birds of prey and songbirds, with an emphasis on educating the community about conservation of our natural resources.

The Bird Sanctuary is open to the public and encompasses over 90 acres including; hiking trails, live bird of prey displays, and a walk-through songbird aviary. Visitors can purchase a small cup of meal worms in the Visitor Center and hand feed the aviary residents.


Visitor Center, Displays and Trail Open Hours

  • Monday - Visitor Center, Displays and Trails closed
  • Tuesday through Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday - 1:00pm to 5:00pm



    If you believe you have an injured or orphaned bird or animal, please click HEREand read the information provided, to verify that the bird needs further assistance. On this page you will also find a list of Rehab Facilities, licensed by the State of Ohio to care for wildlife that is orphaned or injured.

    Enjoy fall at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary!

    Join us for the annual Fall Festival on October 17th! ~Photographers bring your cameras. The birds will be perched in natural settings along the trails. ~Enjoy hiking the trails and completing the wildlife challenges. ~Columbus Zoo animal encounter ~Kids activities and crafts ~Food and fun

    (Challenges sponsored by RFME, Tarkowsky & Piper Co and Jen & Scott Foster.)

    Donate Directly with Pay Pal


    To make a monetary contribution to OBS easy, we now accept donations directly to OBS with your credit card! Pay Pal is a safe and easy way to contribute online. Click the "DONATE" button below to help us help the birds!

    In the event of severe weather, the Ohio Bird Sanctuary may close during scheduled open hours. If you plan to visit OBS during an active weather alert or warning, please call 419-884-4295 to check the Open Status.

    Want to help the Ohio Bird Sanctuary in a very specific way?

    Click HERE to find out how!

    It’s time to re-enroll for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards. You need to re-enroll in the month of April in order to continue contributing to your organization through the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year. To re-enroll your card, simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com • Click “sign-in” • Put in your email address and password that you used to enroll your card. • Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization. • Choose the correct organization. • Click Enroll. You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year of Kroger Community Rewards. If you are having an issue with your password and or email address please 1-800-KROGERS, press 5 for customer service, press 5 to speak to a customer service representative. If it’s the first time you are registering, you will need to set up your account first. • For a member to enroll their card, simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com • Click “create an account” • Put in your email address and password. Confirm your password • Enter plus card OR alt ID number • Go to Community Rewards (near bottom) • Follow through the steps. (Name, address, etc.) • Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization. • Choose the correct organization. • Click Enroll. You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year of Kroger Community Reward. Organizations do not need to re-register ONLY their members.

    Ohio Bird Sanctuary-Education Building Renovation Project

    The Ohio Bird Sanctuary purchased property from the Boy Scout council in 2009 that included a structure once used as a dining hall. This building is an ideal location and architectural design to serve the Sanctuary's growing needs. OBS proudly announces the availability of rental of the newly renovated Education Building! .

    To learn more about rental of the Education Building click HERE!


    We would love to offer our programs to teachers and educators for the enhancement of your curriculum both in school and at OBS. Find our educational offerings under the School Programs tab. School programs are offered at the Sanctuary and off-site at any time during the school year and for summer school programs .

    During Story Time in the Nest the children will hear a nature story and meet a special animal visitor. To see more about the program, see the Preschool Program page.

    2013 Annual Report

    The Annual Report is now available on the General Donations page.


    Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a part of Earthshare of Ohio. Earthshare makes supporting the Sanctuary through workplace giving possible. For more info on Earthshare of Ohio see their website at:
  • EarthShare of Ohio



    Phone: 419-884-HAWK (4295)
    Email: OhioBirdSanctuary@gmail.com
    For more contact information please see the Contact Page

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