Discover Ohio Bird Sanctuary
The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a haven for native birds, nature preserve, and living museum. Our team is dedicated to caring for and rehabilitating Ohio native birds, protecting natural habitat, and creating opportunities for people to engage with nature. Our mission is achieved through educating the public by providing family-friendly programming and school-based programs, managing a 90 acre preserve, and actively aiding sick and injured birds back to health. The Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that is recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3. All contributions to the Sanctuary to support our mission are tax deductible.
Visit the Birds and Walk the Trails
Hike the footpaths lacing the woods and marshes along the headwaters of the Clear Fork River. The majority of the Sanctuary's displays are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to get your small cup of mealworms and hand feed the aviary residents along the way!
Experience Our Programs
We offer educational programs year-round both here at the Sanctuary and at schools, senior centers, special events, and other venues throughout the state. With guided field trips, day camps, raptor shows, and a Junior Naturalist program, there is something to be enjoyed by everyone!
Find Help for an Injured Bird
We provide care to sick, injured, and orphaned birds brought to us by wildlife agencies and everyday citizens. Our staff provides professional care to nurse the birds back to health for return into the wild. Birds that are unable to be returned to the wild often reside at the Sanctuary and become avian ambassadors.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am- 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm- 4:00pm
CLOSED MONDAYS & HOLIDAYS
A team from Washington state-based Nelson Treehouse — of the popular Animal Planet program Treehouse Masters — arrived at the Sanctuary July 19!
The crew includes carpenters Henry and Charlie Nelson, the twin sons of Pete Nelson. They will be constructing a 100 foot treetop bridge that will leave from an existing wheelchir accesible field classroom and link to the new open-air classroom suspended between a beech and sycamore tree.
Executive Director Gail Laux said. “This is a new piece for us where kids, no matter what their abilities or disabilities, will be able to spend time learning and exploring the trees. We’ve become a place where individuals with disabilities can enjoy nature. We’ve worked very hard to develop that at the sanctuary. The one thing we haven’t been able to replicate is that time on the trails. That’s what this treehouse is going to be able to do.”
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Follow the construction process on live on Facebook or click here for video links.
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