Dancing sandhill crane family by Paul Jones
Dancing sandhill crane family by Paul Jones

Since 1970, Canada has lost 40 to 60% of shorebird, grassland bird and aerial insectivore populations.

The State of Canada’s Birds 2019

Did you know that there are three billion fewer breeding birds in North America than there were in the 1970’s?

For more than 25 years, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory has carried out its mission to defend and protect wild birds migrating through Prince Edward County and the habitat they depend on.

PEPtBO is located at Prince Edward Point, part of the last undeveloped stretch of land on the north shore of Lake Ontario. We are uniquely situated to monitor the health and populations of birds that breed here and those that stop to rest and forage during migration. Our work contributes knowledge to local, national and international efforts in bird conservation.

You can help us build a future where bird populations are robust and resilient and the natural world is sustainable for future generations. Please give now.

Ways To Give
Photo: Spotted towhee by Paul Jones
Photo: Spotted towhee by Paul Jones

Donate / Join

Research, monitoring, outreach and educational programming require financial resources. With no core government funding or administrative staff, and led by volunteers, we depend on the support of individuals like you who love and find joy in birds, and understand their importance to a healthy world.

Donations of $30 or more automatically receive membership to PEPtBO for the calendar year in which it was received, and for the following year if the donation was made in November or December. Members receive advance notice of all events, the opportunity to participate in free member-only owl nights, voting at special or general meetings, plus other events to come.

Wood Duck by Leslie Abram
Photo: Wood Duck by Leslie Abram

Tribute Giving

An ‘In honour gift’ to PEPtBO is the perfect way to recognize a special occasion for the person who loves birds. Perhaps it’s a birthday, retirement, wedding, or holiday gift – they’ll feel great supporting such an important cause. Your gift is also a fitting tribute in memory of a loving family member or friend. Upon your request we will send your recipient a letter acknowledging your thoughtful and heartfelt gift.