|SEPTEMBER 2017||News from Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory|
Join us for our annual Fall Dinner and Silent Auction - Sat. Oct 28. Reserve tickets HERE
FALL EVENTS at the OBSERVATORY
FALL WARBLER IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOPS
Monday Sep 18 or Monday Sep 25 ( )
Meet at the Observatory to see confusing fall warblers up close and then visit some sites in the South Shore IBA to practise identification. Learn tips and shortcuts for identifying species. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one.
Please register in advance - spaces limited
Guided hikes: Saturday, Oct 7 and Monday, Oct 9, 9 a.m. (meet at the Observatory)
Northern Saw Whet Owl Banding: Saturday, Oct 7, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. (cancelled if raining)
THE BIG SIT – MIGRATING RAPTOR WATCH
Saturday Oct 7 and Monday Oct 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bring your own lawn chair, binoculars & refreshments
Meet at the Observatory
BARN SWALLOW NESTING STRUCTURE OPENED
On August 21 at 11 a.m., Councillor Steve Ferguson officially “opened” PEPtBO's new Barn Swallow nesting structure. PEPtBO hosted a small celebration of this addition to our avian monitoring, educational and research activities.
The location is an important one. Barn Swallows have traditionally nested close to the location of the new structure in old buildings at the harbour and in the shed at Point Traverse Lighthouse – a short flight over the harbour from the Bird Observatory. Although the structure was erected too late in the season for use this year, we hope that Barn Swallows will be attracted to it next spring when they arrive from their wintering grounds.
BOBOLINK BANDING 2017
We've just finished our 2017 Bobolink monitoring at the Observatory and at the Miller Family Nature Reserve. More than 800 Bobolinks were banded as we continue to collect data on this species with plans for a larger research project in future years. Thanks to Cindy Cartwright who joined us to run the Miller FNR banding.
Winning Tickets will be drawn on Oct 28, 2017 at the Fall Dinner and Silent Auction.
To purchase tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org