Events

                          

FALL EVENTS 2020 at PEPtBO

Aug 15 - Oct 31 - Daily banding operations open to the public (mornings).  Banding does not take place if it is too windy or raining

South Bound from the South Shore - Banding and Saw-whet Owls

 Join us at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory to celebrate birds on their fall migration.  Bird banding  happens from dawn until noon daily. Come out and see migratory birds up close. Our banders and volunteers will demonstrate netting and banding birds.  Learn what banding research can tell us.  Bird banding does not take place if it is raining or too windy.   Admission free, donations accepted.

 Evenings in October are all about Owls. Learn about Saw-whets in particular, how we catch them and why.  See owls up close, watch the banding and release.  Owl banding does not take place if it is raining or too windy – check the website before coming.  Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Please, no flash photography
Registration required (see below), $10/person, $25/family LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE per NIGHT
Saw-whet Owl Banding —Thu.- Sat., October 8– 10, 8:15-9:15 PM
Saw-whet Owl Banding —Thu.- Sat., October 15-17, 8:15-9:15 PM
Saw-whet Owl BandingThu.- Sat., October 22-24, 8:15-9:15 PM

 Family Owl Day Extravaganza at Prince Edward Point

 Saturday, October 10, 10AM – 3PM

It is a day packed with fun and dedicated to all things Owls.  With demonstrations, crafts, scavenger hunts, and family friendly activities there is something for everyone.  Our owl activities include dissecting an owl pellet, making a owl mask, a hands on specimens table and much more.  At 2:00 pm meet the Saw Whet Owl expert and learn about these charming wee owls.
During the morning, our banders and volunteers will demonstrate  the banding of migratory birds.  See birds up very close and learn what banding research can tell us. 
Bring water, snacks and binoculars if you have them.   Bio-diversity Friendly Coffee and treats will be available.
Stay after the event and walk our trails, see the lighthouse, go for a swim, bring a picnic dinner.
Admission:  Free, donations accepted.
Registration:  drop-ins welcome, pre-register below and bring your ticket for a free draw. 
Accessible, stroller friendly, dogs on leash, beware of ticks and poison ivy
 
REGISTRATION COMING SOON
Contact:   Kathy (kfelkar@explornet.ca) or Ketha (funkiflwr@yahoo.ca)
 
Birds and Burgers Night Out

 Sunday, October 11, 5—9PM, rain date Sunday, October 25

It is an exclusive evening of Saw-whet Owl fun and facts.  Join us at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory for a private owl night.  Enjoy a BBQ burger dinner with all the trimmings and meet Saw-whet Owls up close.   There will be an opportunity to assist with setting up the owl net and accompanying the volunteers to check the nets through out the evening.  Observe the banding and take a behind the scenes tour of the banding lab.  Enjoy the excitement of releasing a newly tagged and documented birds to continue its journey south. Bring your questions about owls, banding and migratory bird research. Our staff and volunteers will share their knowledge and their owl stories.  Cameras welcome but, please, no flash photography.

Owl banding does not take place if it is raining or too windy. You will be contacted if banding will be rescheduled  Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Registration is required.  $40 per person.  The event is limited to 10 participants

 REGISTRATION COMING SOON