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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.

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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

  • ADMISSION IS FREE: DONATIONS WELCOMED!


    Summer at the Sanctuary!

    Meet FUNGUS and FUNGI, June 10-12 at OBS Nature Camp!

    Kids Camps

  • GIVE A GIFT ON AMAZON!

    Want to help the Ohio Bird Sanctuary in a very specific way? Click HERE to find out how!


    PICTURES FROM EGGSTRAVAGANZA CAN BE VIEWED IN OUR Photo Gallery


    Mohican Wildlife Weekend

    Pictures of the weekend for viewing...Photo Gallery

    "Large Bird Enclosure
      OCCUPIED!"

    To see pictures and learn more about the project, click here.



    Ohio Bird Sanctuary-Visitor Center Renovation Project

    The Ohio Bird Sanctuary purchased property from the Boy Scout council in 2009 that included a structure that had been used as a dining hall. This building is an ideal location and architectural design to serve the Sanctuary's growing needs. The Sanctuary currently utilizes a 2,500 square foot building for administration, bird care, visitor center and classroom space. The parking area is limited to 15 vehicles and is insufficient for weekend and special event traffic and does not provide adequate space for buses. This infrastructure was adequate for the Sanctuary’s early operations. In 2000, the Sanctuary was run by one full-time staff member, provided care for eighty-three birds, had limited open hours and hosted 200 visitors. Currently, the Sanctuary is run by five staff members, provides care for three hundred and fifty birds, operates ten weeks of camp, is open year-round and hosts over 25,000 visitors. Renovation of the dining hall will provide space for the Sanctuary’s growing services and provide opportunity for expansion of the educational programming, rehabilitation services, and create sustainability. Renovations required to make the building suitable for year-round use and as rental facility are: new plumbing and electric, insulation, a heating and cooling system, construction of handicapped accessible rest rooms, a warming kitchen, classroom, installation of an acoustic flooring in large presentation/rental area, ADA approved entrances and paving of the drive, parking lot and connector walkway.


    To learn more about OBS and the project click HERE!


    A NOTE to TEACHERS

    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 .



    "STORY TIME IN THE NEST" PRESCHOOL PROGRAM!
    During Story Time in the Nest the children will hear a nature story and meet a special bird visitor. To see more about the program, see the Preschool Program page.


    INJURED BIRDS

    If you believe you have an injured or orphaned bird, please click HERE and read the information provided, to verify that the bird needs further assistance. If the bird needs help, please call the Sanctuary. If no one is in the office at the moment or it is after hours, leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Please do not contact by email for bird emergencies.

    2011 Annual Report

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

    EARTHSHARE OF OHIO

    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

    PROGRAM DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON WMFD!

    Questions?

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



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    Please note: Rock Road and St Rt 314 have now RE-OPENED!