The Bobolink is the quarterly bird publication, dedicated to a twelve-county area in northeastern Ohio. This publication was started in early 1997 to cater to the interests of the area’s growing number of persons interested in birds. The purpose is to provide an accurate record of bird movements and their abundance in the Bobolink area. Also of special interest is an educational role for young people, as well as for anyone interested in learning about birds.
The Bobolink area consists of the following twelve counties in Ohio: Ashland, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Muskingum, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.
You can now view eBird bar charts (from eBird.org) for the Bobolink Area here:
- Ohio Statewide
- Bobolink Area (all 12 counties combined)
- Ashland County
- Carroll County
- Coshocton County
- Guernsey County
- Harrison County
- Holmes County
- Knox County
- Muskingum County
- Richland County
- Stark County
- Tuscarawas County
- Wayne County
Brand new! The Bobolink Area eBird Field Checklist is now available online. You may print it for free. This is primarily for those of you who do not have the wonderful phone app called BirdLog for electronic data entry in the field from your smartphone.
Birding areas in the Bobolink region include Atwood Lake, Berlin Reservoir, Charles Mill Lake, Clear Fork Reservoir, Clendening Lake, Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area, Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area, Knox Lake, Leesville Lake, Mohican State Forest, Piedmont Lake, Walborn Reservoir, Tappan Lake, Pleasant Hill Lake, Salt Fork State Park, Seneca Lake, The Wilds, and Woodbury Wildlife Area.
The Bobolink area Rare Bird Alert phone number is (330)763-5119. You can also listen to the latest recorded Bobolink RBA here: 2012-01-10 RBA
Take a look at a copy of the Fall 2009 issue of the Bobolink with photo of the Holmes County Northern Wheatear by Bruce Glick. (note: this is a large file–11MB) The Bobolink, Fall 2009
Subscriptions for one year (four issues) are available for $18, or two years for $34, Canada (in U.S. funds) add $8.50 per year, payable to The Bobolink LLC, 6954 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH 44654. A subscription form is available here: