Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory - Prince Edward South Shore IBA
About Us

 

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

SOUTH SHORE IMPORTANT BIRD and BIODIVERSITY AREA

  Help us protect the PECSS IBA! 

The IBA is on the south shore of Prince Edward County between Point Petre and Prince Edward Point.

  • It includes approximately 26 square kilometres of land and 65 square kilometres of near shore waters.
  • It encompasses about 30 kilometres of shoreline, the only lengthy, undeveloped strip of shoreline remaining along Lake Ontario
  • Prince Edward Point was designated an International Monarch Butterfly Reserve in 1995
  • It is important for concentrations of migrating birds, bats and butterflies and also supports several rare vascular plants.
  • The waters off the tip of the peninsula are an important waterfowl staging and wintering area, for Greater Scaup, Long-tailed Duck and White-winged Scoter. Other waterbirds regularly recorded in large numbers include Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser and Red-breasted Merganser.
  • Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory became official caretaker of the IBA in 2012

 

You can help monitor bird populations in the IBA by participating in our event days (Waterfowl Counts, Breeding Evidence, Species at Risk Surveys and Migration Counts)  To be added to the notification list, please contact Peter Fuller (peptbo.peter@gmail.com) or call 613-968-4643.

FACT SHEET and SPECIES LIST for PECSS IBA

DOWNLOAD a MAP of SUGGESTED BIRDING LOCATIONS (PDF)

   

Common Nighthawk  

(Common Nighthawk)                                                                                          (Semipalmated Plover)  


RESEARCH IN THE IBA
 

 

 2017 Big Day in the IBA (May 21, 2017) - Report (by Ian Dickinson)

 

 

 

 

2016 IBA Report (pdf)

  • Monitoring Events (Waterfowl Counts, Breeding Evidence Surveys)
  • Bobolink Project (Miller Family Nature Reserve)
  • Workshops
  • Volunteers
 

2015 Bioblitz Report (Pt. Petre-Simpson-Lighthall)

(Prince Edward County Field Naturalists)

 

 

 

2014 Bioblitz Report (Ostrander Point)

(Prince Edward County Field Naturalists)

 
 
 

 

2010 Species at Risk Study

(D. Okines)