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New Birding Map for Prince Edward County New Birding Map for Prince Edward County

(photo: countylive - Cheryl Anderson of PEPtBO poses with TD Canada Trust staff in Picton))

A recent Countylive article featured the launch of PEPtBO's new Birding Map:

'"Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory celebrated Earth Day this year by launching its new Birding Map of the County.

The map identifies and describes 18 birding sites in the County in both of Canada’s official languages. It is in a compact folded format that allows for easy transport in a pocket or back pack.

The design and production of the map was overseen by local graphic designer Sacha Warunkiw. Local photographers donated stunning photo illustrations. Recent County “newbie” and PEPtBO volunteer, Hélène Tremblay contributed text translation – and PEPtBO volunteers Peter Fuller and Cheryl Anderson wrote the site descriptions.

Anderson said the new map was inspired by one produced in the early part of the century by Myrna Wood and Terry Sprague.

“We are very excited about this new birding map,” said Anderson, PEPtBO president. “It will give visiting and local birders information about special sites to visit in the County and tell them about the species they can expect to see at those sites.

“Prince Edward County is becoming a well-known birding destination and visitors to the Bird Observatory always want to know about other places in the County they can visit to see birds. This map will give them that information in a convenient and comprehensive form.”

The project was funded by a grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the NatureHood program of Nature Canada and Environment Canada."

Maps are available for free at the Observatory!