Monarch Tagging and Bird Banding

 Sunday, September 13, 10:30 AM  – 2:30PM

 September is the best time to see south-bound migrants and Prince Edward County’s south shore is the best place to get in on the action!  As home to one of  Canada’s three Monarch Butterfly Reserves, and the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, there is plenty see and do.

Learn how to properly identify, catch, tag and release monarchs with naturalist and monarch tagger Don Davis.  Tagging allows us to better understand  Monarch migration.  Visitors may have the chance to release a tagged butterfly to continue its epic 4800 km journey to Mexico.

Our banders  and volunteers will demonstrate catching and banding migratory birds.  Learn what banding research can tell us and see birds up very close.

See more migrant and resident birds, colourful butterflies and dragonflies while hiking our trails or taking a stroll to the lighthouse. 

Bring water, snacks and binoculars if you have them

Location:  6056 Long Point Rd., Prince Edward County (PEPt Bird Observatory)
Admission:  by donation
Registration:  drop-ins welcome or register below and bring ticket to enter a free draw
Accessible, stroller friendly, dogs on leash, beware of ticks and poison ivy