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An orange variant of an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo David Okines.
Over 100 Sharp-shinned Hawks banded this fall Photo David Okines.
(Photo of Northern Saw-whet Owl Luis Villamil)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Photo: David Okines)
Common Nighthawk, new species for the Observatory banding list. Photo David Okines.


The Observatory is in operation Apr 11-May 31 and Aug 15-Oct 31.  Trails are open year round.

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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.  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.
Saw-whet Owl Banding
In The News...
Naturehood Winter Activities
Naturehood Winter Activities Early on January 2, intrepid members of the PECI environment club (and a parent) joined Mark Read, Prince Edward ...Full Story
Saturday, January 2
Banding recovery
Banding Recovery Bander-in- Charge, David Okines received a special Christmas present from the banding office this year. It was a certificate of ...Full Story
Friday, January 1
Oldest Bald Eagle
An Elegy for America's Oldest Bald Eagle Eagle 629-03142 lived to see its species come back from the brink—and even played a role in the ...Full Story
Thursday, December 31

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