Birds of Ohio

Ohio has 442 bird species which the Ohio Bird Records Committee or ORBC accepts. Around 193 of them are recorded as breeding since these species are known to have a confirmed nest here in the recent times. Around 124 birds of Ohio are in the review list due to their rarity eight are introduced, and two extinct. The species that no more exist in Ohio include the passenger pigeon, and eskimo curlew.

 The northern cardinal has been officially designated as Ohio’s state bird since 1933.

Birds of Ohio

Birds of Prey: Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Eastern Screech Owl, Osprey, Northern Harrier

Backyard Birds:

All-year-round: Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-bellied Woodpecker, House Sparrow

Migratory Birds:

In Summer: Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

In Winter: Downy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch

Water Birds: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Cackling Goose, Mute Swan, Trumpeter Swan

Rare Birds: Cinnamon Teal, Tufted Duck, Common Eider, King Eider, Common Ground Dove

Common Birds Identification by Color

Black Birds

Red Birds

Yellow Birds

Blue Birds

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Blue Jay
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Blue-Winged Warbler
  • Mountain Bluebird