Fall banding is finished for 2014 and the Observatory is closed until April 2015. Trails in the National Wildlife Reserve are open year-round. Thanks to everyone for your support and help this season.
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.
- A Volunteer-run, registered charity (869685420RR0001)
- A Migration monitoring station established in 1995 to continue the research started by the Kingston Field Naturalists in the 1970's and 80's.
- A Member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network (CMMN)
- The Caretaker for the globally significant Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area
The Observatory is open to the public. ( click here for Fall Banding times, or Spring Banding times, or Maps/Directions)
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.
PEPtBO joins Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, Bird Life International, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Audubon Society in supporting Prince Edward County Field Naturalists efforts to Save Ostrander Point
In the News...
PEPtBO using eBird in the Important Bird Area Birding for Conservation: Using eBird to monitor Species at Risk within the PECSS IBA Since its inception in 2002, eBird has grown to become one of the largest biodiversity databases in the world, and it’s growing rapidly. It took ten years for eBird to record its 100 millionth bird sighting, in August 2012, but only more two years to reach 200 million records. Here in Prince Edward County, we’ve recorded more than 66,000 unique bird records, with 11,000 of them coming since April of 2014. eBird is increasingly popular both internationally and locally. So why do we eBird?
November 15, 2014 - Walter Wehtje