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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.

PEPtBO is:
The banding site is located on a major migratory route and is a focal point for passerines, waterfowl and raptors with yearly reports of rare and unusual species. Each year we band 15,000+ birds of more than 200 species.  A daily census documents the hundreds of thousands of birds that pass through in spring and fall.
The Observatory is open to the public. ( click here for Fall Banding times, or Spring Banding times, or Maps/Directions)

Our Mission

PEPtBO is committed to increasing the appreciation, knowledge and understanding of birds by collecting data through spring and fall banding programs, a daily census, observation surveys and research projects.  We strive to provide the community with opportunities to support and engage in the conservation of bird populations and habitats.

Become a member of PEPtBO! (online membership now available)

Spring Birding Festival (May 10-19, 2014) - Events and Workshops (April and May)

In the News...

BIRDATHON! BIRDATHON! Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is pleased to announce this year’s Guest Birder, Nick Quickert. Nick is a Quinte resident and has had a life-long fascination with nature and birds.Nick is a long time participant in the Quinte area Christmas Bird Counts and has had a major role in the latest Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas with a total of nine squares in the Quinte area and cottage country.   Nick has birded worldwide, travelling on six continents and seeing over 5000 species. Nick will join Terry Sprague’s team, Sprague’s Pipits for a fun day of birding. They are hoping to find a
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VOLUNTEER for IBA SURVEYS Help us protect the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area.  PEPtBO has recently become the official caretaker of this globally important IBA.  It stretches from the Observatory all the way to Point Petre.  This spring we are gathering volunteers who will help report the species of birds they see and hear in this area.  There are 3 ways you can volunteer:  1.  Be assigned one of the Designated Blocks.  Make a list of everything you recognize for at least 1 hour, 4 times a year. (Any level of expertise)  2.  Sign up for one of the Point Count Routes.  Run the route
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