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Learn! Play!

Looking for things to do with kids that are fun and encourage learning about nature at the same time? PEPtBO’s Get Out! Kids’ Club and NatureHood Program provides loads of resources for you

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Go Birding!

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, there’s a world of joy out there for everyone. Look here for good places to bird in Prince Edward County, advice on how to get started and other resources.

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Volunteer!

Wishing you could get up close and personal with birds? Would you like to help PEPtBO as a banding assistant, intern, board member, special events volunteer, fundraiser or citizen scientist?

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That look when you realize fall migration already started and you still haven’t gone bird watching 👀

Grab those binoculars and head outside to enjoy nature! It’s a fantastic time of year to see countless species migrating to their wintering grounds (including the Sharp-shinned Hawk).

That look when you realize fall migration already started and you still haven’t gone bird watching 👀

Grab those binoculars and head outside to enjoy nature! It’s a fantastic time of year to see countless species migrating to their wintering grounds (including the Sharp-shinned Hawk).
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Fall migration is underway! Here we can see Jessica banding a Sharp-shinned Hawk 🍂

Our banding team has done such an incredible job of adapting to the changes brought by the pandemic. Continuous dedication has been shown by all, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.

Fall migration is underway! Here we can see Jessica banding a Sharp-shinned Hawk 🍂

Our banding team has done such an incredible job of adapting to the changes brought by the pandemic. Continuous dedication has been shown by all, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.
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A detailed fall banding update provided by Jessica! 

“Despite the hot and muggy weather, we had an exceptional month of August in terms of fall migration. We banded a total of 1,355 birds this month which is almost three times more birds than those banded in the past three fall seasons at the observatory. Our biggest day consisted of 152 birds! We've had a surprisingly early migration of Magnolia warblers as they usually migrate in mid-September, but we banded 187 this month! We also banded a decent amount of Red-eyed vireos at 131 individuals. In terms of warblers, our top banded were American redstarts, Black-throated blue warblers, and Bay-breasted warblers. We also had an early movement of Swainson's thrushes! Flycatchers have been moving through nicely as per usual. We are quite pleased with the diversity of species that have been passing through the point as we are up to 59 species for the month of August! 

As for our Bobolink nets, we have caught up to 287 individuals which is an average capture rate as compared to previous years. 

In terms of observations this month, we had the pleasure of hearing and banding a few Carolina wren's which are uncommon for the point. There have also been good movements of Merlins and Bald Eagles! Pectoral sandpiper, Least sandpiper, Spotted sandpiper, Solitary sandpiper, Killdeer Greater and Lesser yellowlegs have been observed around the shoreline as well!”

📷: Brown Thrasher

A detailed fall banding update provided by Jessica!

“Despite the hot and muggy weather, we had an exceptional month of August in terms of fall migration. We banded a total of 1,355 birds this month which is almost three times more birds than those banded in the past three fall seasons at the observatory. Our biggest day consisted of 152 birds! We've had a surprisingly early migration of Magnolia warblers as they usually migrate in mid-September, but we banded 187 this month! We also banded a decent amount of Red-eyed vireos at 131 individuals. In terms of warblers, our top banded were American redstarts, Black-throated blue warblers, and Bay-breasted warblers. We also had an early movement of Swainson's thrushes! Flycatchers have been moving through nicely as per usual. We are quite pleased with the diversity of species that have been passing through the point as we are up to 59 species for the month of August!

As for our Bobolink nets, we have caught up to 287 individuals which is an average capture rate as compared to previous years.

In terms of observations this month, we had the pleasure of hearing and banding a few Carolina wren's which are uncommon for the point. There have also been good movements of Merlins and Bald Eagles! Pectoral sandpiper, Least sandpiper, Spotted sandpiper, Solitary sandpiper, Killdeer Greater and Lesser yellowlegs have been observed around the shoreline as well!”

📷: Brown Thrasher
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PEPtBO is having a fall fundraiser! 🍂🍷

We will be our hosting Wild Wings and Wine Tour, October 16th. Event times are 2:00-5:00pm (for early bird registers) and 5:00-8:00pm. This special event starts off with a wine tour of three local wineries located in the beautiful South Shore. The tour is followed by a picnic provided by Kaleidoscope Kitchens which includes a panino, salad, dessert, as well as a beverage. A raffle will be happening throughout the evening, and each guest will be leaving with a handcrafted feathery corsage as a souvenir. 

The VIP tour sold out within hours, so purchase your general admission tickets quickly! Please note that PEPtBO is taking every precaution possible to insure the health and safety of all participants. Each winery is following strict COVID safety guidelines, we also require proof of being double vaccinated before the tour begins. 

Visit our website peptbo.ca/wildwings for more information and to purchase tickets

PEPtBO is having a fall fundraiser! 🍂🍷

We will be our hosting Wild Wings and Wine Tour, October 16th. Event times are 2:00-5:00pm (for early bird registers) and 5:00-8:00pm. This special event starts off with a wine tour of three local wineries located in the beautiful South Shore. The tour is followed by a picnic provided by Kaleidoscope Kitchens which includes a panino, salad, dessert, as well as a beverage. A raffle will be happening throughout the evening, and each guest will be leaving with a handcrafted feathery corsage as a souvenir.

The VIP tour sold out within hours, so purchase your general admission tickets quickly! Please note that PEPtBO is taking every precaution possible to insure the health and safety of all participants. Each winery is following strict COVID safety guidelines, we also require proof of being double vaccinated before the tour begins.

Visit our website peptbo.ca/wildwings for more information and to purchase tickets
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