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An orange variant of an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo © David Okines.
(Photo of Northern Saw-whet Owl © Luis Villamil)
Golden-winged Warbler, Traverse Woods. Photo © Bruce Parker.
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Photo: David Okines)


The Observatory is open to the public every day Apr 15-May 31 and Aug 15-Oct 31 (banding takes place in the mornings).  Free admission!  Trails are open year round.

Welcome to PEPtBO

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is a migration research station located along the eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 30 minutes southeast of Picton, Ontario in the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area.  Each year we band 15,000+ birds of more than 120 species.  A daily census documents the hundreds of thousands of birds that pass through in spring and fall.  We are also caretakers for the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area.

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In The News...
New Birding Map for Prince Edward County
(photo: countylive - Cheryl Anderson of PEPtBO poses with TD Canada Trust staff in Picton)) A recent Countylive article featured the launch of ...Full Story
Sunday, May 1
Mystery Writer Steve Burrows - 2016 Guest Birder
...Full Story
Friday, April 22
Spring Waterfowl Count
Volunteers spread across the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) on Sat. Apr 2 to get a one-day snapshot ...Full Story
Tuesday, April 5

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