Trails & Facilities

 


Something for Everyone

The Sanctuary's living museum is home to over 30 different species of native songbirds and raptors, that due to an injury can no longer survive in the wild. These birds permanently reside at that Sanctuary as ambassadors for their species. All live bird displays are outside and wheelchair and stroller accessible. 

New Visitor Policies:   Visitor Center will remain closed due it fits the description of common space where social distancing can not be enforced. 

  • Only 15 family units permitted at a time in outdoor bird display area. If the area reaches maximum capacity you will be asked to wait until  individuals exit the area. Please enjoy the trails while you wait.
  • One-way entry and exit of Bird Display area: Enter through north gate. Exit through either the east or south gate.
  • Only 10 individuals will be allowed in aviary at a time. Handles to aviary will be sprayed with cleaner every two hours. Hand sanitizer available at each exit.
  • One-way entry and exit of Songbird Aviary: Enter through north door. Exit through south door.
  • Please let the desk personnel know if you have an injured or orphaned bird. They will page one of our bird care specialist to meet you at your vehicle or request you transport to Bird Care Barn.
  • Education Center restrooms are open for hand washing. 

                        An admission fee to enter the bird display area:  $1/ child (under 2 years free) and $3/adult  (16 years and over) $1 for military and individuals residing in assisted living centers 

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Hike our  90 acre preserve that provides important habitat  for 52 species of breeding birds and migratory species. Enjoy the Children's Nature Scape Play area or our outside picnic areas. 

PRINTABLE OHIO BIRD SANCTUARY TRAIL MAP

 

 

Pets are allowed on the trails system and must be on a leash and controlled by their owners at all times.

Dogs are not allowed around the bird enclosures or in the buildings. 

 

  

Live Bird Displays

Come enjoy and learn about the avian ambassadors of the Sanctuary. These masters of the air range from Baltimore Orioles to to Bald Eagles. The birds are housed along our brick walkway for easy viewing. Admission fee required for entry to display area and aviary.

 

Songbird Aviary

The Sanctuary's 40 ft by 80 ft songbird aviary houses an array of songbirds and grassland species. The boardwalk provides visitors with easy access and enhanced habitat provides  the birds with the opportunity to find refuge in trees and recirculating stream. Enjoy feeding the friendly Blue Jays and Doves by purchasing their special diet for .25 cent in the Visitors Center. 

Rules for Admittance to aviary (Maximum of 10 individuals)

1. To protect the birds, when entering,  one of the double doors must be closed at all times. 

2. All children must be supervised by an adult.

3. No pets or food allowed in aviary

4. Do not attempt to touch or pet the birds. 

5. Respect that this is the bird's home and please do not run or make excessive loud noises. 

  Up close and personal encounters!

 

 

Trails

TRAIL MAP

The Sanctuary has 4 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of meadow, riparian and old growth forest. A portion of the Wood Duck Trail, in our optimum birding  habitat, is wheelchair accessible. (If you require direct access to the boardwalk, contact the Sanctuary on day you plan to visit to verify the accessible parking for this area is open)

 

Facility

The Sanctuary has three main buildings, five live bird display units, a songbird aviary and an octagon flight cage. The Visitor center and Educational building both  provide ADA restroom facilities.  (currently the Visitor Center and gift shop are closed) The gift shop, business office and bird receiving area are located in the visitors center. All educational programming and special events are hosted in the Education Center. For the health and safety of the birds,  rehabilitation of recovering birds is provided in secluded areas outside of public view.

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