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.


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



    If you believe you have an injured or orphaned bird or animal, please click HEREand read the information provided, to verify that the bird needs further assistance. On this page you will also find a list of Rehab Facilities, licensed by the State of Ohio to care for wildlife that is orphaned or injured.

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    To make a monetary contribution to OBS easy, we now accept donations directly to OBS with your credit card! Pay Pal is a safe and easy way to contribute online. Click the "DONATE" button below to help us help the birds!

    In the event of severe weather, the Ohio Bird Sanctuary may close during scheduled open hours. If you plan to visit OBS during an active weather alert or warning, please call 419-884-4295 to check the Open Status.

    Want to help the Ohio Bird Sanctuary in a very specific way?

    Click HERE to find out how!

    It’s time to re-enroll for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards. You need to re-enroll in the month of April in order to continue contributing to your organization through the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year. To re-enroll your card, simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com • Click “sign-in” • Put in your email address and password that you used to enroll your card. • Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization. • Choose the correct organization. • Click Enroll. You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year of Kroger Community Rewards. If you are having an issue with your password and or email address please 1-800-KROGERS, press 5 for customer service, press 5 to speak to a customer service representative. If it’s the first time you are registering, you will need to set up your account first. • For a member to enroll their card, simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com • Click “create an account” • Put in your email address and password. Confirm your password • Enter plus card OR alt ID number • Go to Community Rewards (near bottom) • Follow through the steps. (Name, address, etc.) • Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization. • Choose the correct organization. • Click Enroll. You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year of Kroger Community Reward. Organizations do not need to re-register ONLY their members.

    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!


    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 .

    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.

    2013 Annual Report

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


    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



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

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