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An orange variant of an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo David Okines.
Bohemian Waxing. Photo Bruce Parker.
(Photo of Northern Saw-whet Owl Luis Villamil)
Northern Goshawk. Photo David Okines.
(Red-bellied Woodpecker - Photo: David Okines)


The Observatory is normally open to the public every day Apr 10-May 31 and Aug 15-Oct 31 (banding takes place in the mornings).  Free admission!  Trails are open year round.

Welcome to PEPtBO

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is a migration research station located at the south-eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 30 minutes southeast of Picton, Ontario in the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. Weather permitting, the Observatory is open daily for banding and observations from sunrise to 6 hours later each day, during both the spring and fall seasons. Each year we band 12 to 15,000+ birds of more than 120 species.  A daily census helps to document the hundreds of thousands of birds that pass through in spring and fall.  We are also caretakers for the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area.


  (Festival printanier d'observation des oiseaux)

In The News...
Join the Great Canadian Birdathon
Join the Great Canadian Birdathon this May and support the work of PEPtBO. This spring, the time you spend birding can help the very birds ...Full Story
Tuesday, March 28
Snow Bunting Report
Find out about the fascinating work of Snow Bunting studies in the Canadian Snow Bunting Network report. Read the whole report HERE. ...Full Story
Saturday, January 14
Boreal Birds - New Report
...Full Story
Wednesday, December 14

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