TZ Bird Club

Northwest Ohio is an naturalist’s paradise with much to offer lovers of wildlife and nature. Starting in 2023, the Toledo Zoo is excited to launch a new club for birding and wildlife enthusiasts – the TZ Bird Club! Members will receive exclusive opportunities to spend time with the Zoo’s expert birding guide, Jeremy Dominguez and northwest Ohio’s beautiful resident bird species. All funds raised will support the Toledo Zoo’s global bird conservation programs that work to save the Santa Cruz Ground Dove in the Solomon Islands, Negros Bleeding-Heart Dove in the Philippines and the Cheer Pheasant in Nepal. With this new club, the Toledo Zoo will provide a multitude of activities and information to get members outside to enjoy nature in Northwest Ohio and the U.S. While enjoying yourself, you will be helping save birds around the world!

Jeremy is a passionate birdwatcher with six years of guiding experience. As an Ohio native, he has a deep knowledge of the target species that can be found and where to look for them. Benefits include monthly bird walks, quarterly workshops, early access to unique day trips and much more! This group is for a wide range of bird lovers – those just getting started to those who have a robust knowledge and passion for birding.

Please bring your own binoculars, camera and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. If you do not have your own binoculars, the Toledo Zoo can provide upon request. Walks and tours will occur rain or shine.

Membership includes (see 2023 dates below):

  • Monthly bird walks throughout Northwest Ohio at no cost
  • Monthly newsletter from Jeremy
  • Quarterly workshops at no cost to members ($25 for non members)
  • Early access to semi-annual day trips at no cost
  • Annual meeting with Jeff Sailer, President and CEO – location and time, tbd
  • 10% off overnight trips (see schedule below)

Questions? Please contact Jeremy at birding@toledozoo.org or 419-385-5721 ext. 3096.

Price

$250 annual subscription per person.

Please note that participants must be 18 years old. Individuals 13 and older can attend with a parent or guardian. This is not a part of a Toledo Zoo membership and will have a different renewal cycle.

Monthly Walks

Included in TZ Bird Club membership

First Thursdays of the month – local to Toledo area – times and places announced month before in newsletter. Examples include focusing on woodcocks or local owl species.

Quarterly Workshops

Included in TZ Bird Club membership – see monthly newsletter for promo code.

*All workshops are held in the Relic Room at the Zoo from 7 – 8:30 p.m. – open to the public.

Mar. 4: Spring Migration
Come learn about what makes Northwest Ohio such an amazing place to experience birds during Spring migration. It’s the perfect way to a refresh on some of the birds not seen in a while.

Jun. 10: Big Year
A look into our ornithologist’s Lower 48 trip to see as many birds as possible.

Aug. 19: Costa Rica

Nov. 4: Winter Birding

Field Trips

Kirtland’s Warbler Trip
May 20 and 21

Sandhill Crane viewing in Indiana
Nov. or Dec. 2022 – tbd

Southern Ohio Birding Trips

Neotropical Wonders Birding Trip

May 1 – 4, 2023
Southern Ohio

Northwest Ohio Birding Trips

Northwest Ohio Warbler Trip

May 5 – 8, 2023
Northwest Ohio

Spring Time Jewels: Birding in Northwest Ohio Trip

May 11 – 14, 2023
Northwest Ohio

Arizona Birding Trips

Arizona Winter
Birding Excursion

Jan. 7 – 13, 2023
Phoenix, Arizona

To be placed on a waiting list, contact birding@toledozoo.org

Natural Wonders & Wildlife: Tucson in Winter

Jan. 14 – 17, 2023
Tuscon, Arizona

To be placed on a waiting list, contact birding@toledozoo.org

Southeast Arizona Birding Trip

April 17 – 22, 2023
Phoenix, Arizona