The Observatory is normally open to the public every day Apr 10-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 at the south-eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 30 minutes southeast of Picton, Ontario in the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. Weather permitting, the Observatory is open daily for banding and observations from sunrise to 6 hours later each day, during both the spring and fall seasons. Each year we band 12 to 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.
Note: Owling does NOT take place if the winds are too strong or if it is raining
As in the policy of most other organizations or groups, the Observatory does not reveal to visitors the locations of any owls seen during the day that are sitting in the trees.
FYI: fewer birds will be moving around the full moon period (roughly from the 12th to the 20th)
The first owl net check every evening until the end of the month (31st) is now 7:45pm
This page will be updated daily during the owling season with the previous nights totals
|Saving Seabirds - BirdLife International|
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|Saturday, October 8|
|Bobolink Banding in the Miller Family Nature Reserve|
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|Sunday, September 11|
|A Tribute to Eric Machell|
|It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Eric Arnold Machell on Sunday, July 31, 2016. As co-founder, bander, board member and ...Full Story|
|Monday, August 8|