Mute swan by Leslie Abram
Mute swan by Leslie Abram


PEPtBO is a conservation organization that studies, monitors, and reports on the migration, breeding patterns and ecosystems of birds throughout Prince Edward County. Our work protects birds and their habitat through research, advocacy, and education.

Saving the planet one bird at a time


We contribute to bird populations that are resilient and robust, and a natural world that is sustainable for future generations

Guiding Principles

Birds help us understand the living world. We believe that transforming science to action will contribute to the long term survival of birds and the overall health of our ecosystems and environment.

We put birds first. We are guided by the Banders Code of Ethics which details our practice and commitment to bird safety at all times.

We believe that connecting people to the joy of birds through education and hands-on exposure will ignite a lifelong passion for nature, leading to support for environmental conservation and a new generation of advocates.

As stewards of the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird and Diversity Area (IBA), we recognize our responsibility to respect and protect the abundant and diverse wildlife residing there.

We recognize that working in partnership with other conservation organizations and all levels of government will further our goals and increase our impact.

We are led through the passion knowledge, skills, and experience of volunteers, and are committed to providing appropriate recruitment with ongoing training, support and recognition

We are committed to inclusiveness in all that we do and will work to improve representation, tolerance and opportunity benefitting all racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ+ communities, genders and persons of differing abilities.

We use our resources and manage our organization effectively, efficiently and with fiscal responsibility and strategic intent.