Ohio Avian Research Conference

We are happy to announce that the Ohio Avian Research Conference will be returning this year on Saturday, November 2nd, 2024. The full-day event will be hosted by the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, in Columbus, OH, and will include an optional field trip, a full day of scientific presentations, and a keynote presentation. More details are coming soon.

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Program Overview

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Keynote Presentation

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Grange Insurance Audubon Center
505 W Whittier St,
Columbus, OH 43215

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Past Conferences


The 2023 Ohio Avian Research Conference took place on Saturday, October 14th, 2023. Dr. Nathan Cooper, Research Ecologist with the Migratory Bird Center at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute gave an amazing keynote presentation to more than 100 attendees. Additionally, the conference included seven oral and seven poster presentations, and a career panel for students.

OBCI Coordinator, Matthew Shumar, welcomes attendees to the conference
The conference was joined by a number of exhibitors, including the OSU-Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and Conservation Coffee
Omar Morosse, from Kenyon College, presenting his poster: Assortative mating in the North American Barn Swallow
Rebecca Ralston from The Ohio State University, presenting her poster: Trends in Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) Spring Arrival Timing
Dr. Nathan Cooper delivering the keynote presentation
Attendees during the poster session.

Photos courtesy of Jessica Caton Diefenbach

Conference Program