FAQs

Questions

  1. Is the Sanctuary handicap accessible?
  2. Is it indoors?
  3. What are your hours?
  4. Is there a charge for admission?
  5. Can I bring my dog?
  6. I have found an injured bird. What should I do?
  7. Can we touch or hold a bird?
  8. What birds do you provide care for?

Answers

Q. Is the Sanctuary handicap accessible?
A. Yes. The walkway to get to the raptor enclosures and the Aviary are both handicap accessible. There are handicap accessible restrooms in the Visitor Center and Education Center.
Q. Is it indoors?
A. All of the birds and the Aviary are located outside. There is a indoor Visitor Center with restrooms, Kid's activity area and a small gift shop. A few of our education animals are housed in the Visitor Center and can be viewed inside.
Q. What are your hours?
A. We are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. We are open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. We are closed on Mondays and holidays.
Q. Is there a charge for admission?
A. Admission fee to the bird display area is $3/adult, $1/children (under 2 free) and $1/individuals from assisted living centers (No fee for their caregivers.). Free admission to bird area for active OBS members and during Mohican Wildlife Weekend and Fall Family Festival. There is no charge to enjoy our visitors center, trails, picnic areas or children’s Naturescape play area.

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. All dogs must be on a leash at all time and are allowed on the trails only. Pets are not allowed in the buildings, songbird aviary, or near the bird-of-prey enclosures. Please be aware that some of our birds are often out of their enclosures for various reasons and an unrestrained pet could do irreparable damage.
Q. I have found an injured bird. What should I do?
A. Please visit our page under "Bird Care" titled "I Have an Injured Bird". There you will find instructions on what to do. You may also call us at 419-884-HAWK (4295).
Q. Can we touch or hold a bird?
A.

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is licensed by the Division of Wildlife and US Fish and Wildlife for the purpose of education and native bird rehabilitation. The birds in our care are not pets and touch by the general public is not permitted. We do have domestic Bantam hens as ambassadors for our feathered friends program and these are able to be petted. When you enter the songbird aviary many of the birds will alight near you and readily take food from the seed cups we provide. 

Q. What birds do you provide care for?
A. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and long-term care to native birds of prey and songbirds. We do not accept waterfowl, domestic, non-native species (European starlings, English sparrows), exotics (such as parrots) or mammals.
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