WELCOMEThe 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
- ADMISSION IS FREE: DONATIONS WELCOMED!
Does this bird really need my help?
During this all important nesting season,find out what YOU can do to help HERE!
Ohio Bird Sanctuary-Visitor Center Renovation Project
Richland County Foundation will match $1 for each $2 given up to $100,000.
To learn more about OBS and the project click HERE!
SUMMER NATURE CAMP - STRAIGHT AHEAD!Follow this link for more details and the Registration Form
SLIDE SHOW OF PREVIOUS CAMP PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON OUR PHOTO GALLERY PAGE! HERE!
OHIO BIRD SANCTUARY BLOGNew to our website...a blog to give you a BIRD'S EYE VIEW of day to day life at the Sanctuary. Find the Blog under the "About Us" tab...or click HERE!
Check back periodically for new blogs!
NEW PROGRAMS AT OBS!
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 programs under the Tours and Programs tab. The Tours and Programs tab will also lead to a list of offerings for all groups and organizations. Tours and programs are offered at the Sanctuary and off-site year-round.
"STORY TIME IN THE NEST" PRESCHOOL PROGRAM!
Another new program at OBS! During Story Time in the Nest the children will hear a nature story and meet a special bird visitor. Space is limited. Registration required. To see more about the program and download the registration form, see the Preschool Program page.
INJURED BIRDSIf you believe you have an injured or orphaned bird, please see our rehabilitation link 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 ReportThe Annual Report is now available on the General Donations page.
EARTHSHARE OF OHIOOhio 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!
Phone: 419-884-HAWK (4295)
For more contact information please see the Contact Page
MORROW COUNTY (Monday, April 8, 2013) – State Route 314, at its bridge over Interstate 71, will close Monday, April 22 for a bridge replacement as part of the I-71 widening and reconstruction project. The detour route for southbound motorists is SR 314 to US Route 42, south on US 42 to State Route 95, southeast on SR 95 to SR 314, and reverse for northbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on August 19, 2013.
Please note: Rock Road has now RE-OPENED! However, St Rt 314 is now closed. Here is the information on the closure.
- EarthShare of Ohio