Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio

The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio

Fieldwork for Ohio’s second breeding bird atlas started in Spring 2006 and concluded after 2011. The ultimate success of the atlas depended on the active participation and efforts of birders and outdoor enthusiasts from throughout the state. The second atlas for Ohio generated extensive information that is essential for the effective conservation and management of birds. By engaging Ohio’s citizens in this cooperative effort OBBA II fostered interaction among bird enthusiasts of all experience levels and heightened public awareness of birds in Ohio.

Results from the atlas are currently available in The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio (Rodewald et al. 2016), available from Penn State Press. These data have been an invaluable contribution to avian conservation in Ohio and regionally.  For more information on atlas methodology, and to request access to the data, visit the atlas website, archived at:

The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative hopes to make results from the atlas available in an online mapping tool in the near future.