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An orange variant of an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo © David Okines.
Photo © David Okines.
(Photo of Northern Saw-whet Owl © Luis Villamil)
JOIN US for MIGRATION MATTERS! OCTOBER 8 -10 (Red-bellied Woodpecker - Photo: David Okines)


The Observatory is open to the public every day Apr 13-May 31 and Aug 13-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.  Each year we band 12 to 15,000+ birds of more than 120 species.  A daily census documents 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.

MIGRATION MATTERS! - Special Events October 8 - 10

Register here for Free Fall Workshops (Sep 18 Fall Warblers, Oct 15 Waterfowl Identification).

Owl banding will commence on October 1st.   Daily updates will be posted starting on 1st October.
Click here to go to the 2016 Saw-whet owl page
In The News...
Bobolink Banding in the Miller Family Nature Reserve
Click here to read the surprising report of our new project monitoring Bobolinks in the Miller Family Nature Reserve. ...Full Story
Sunday, September 11
A Tribute to Eric Machell
It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Eric Arnold Machell on Sunday, July 31, 2016. As co-founder, bander, board member and ...Full Story
Monday, August 8
New Birding Map for Prince Edward County
(photo: countylive - Cheryl Anderson of PEPtBO poses with TD Canada Trust staff in Picton)) A recent Countylive article featured the launch of ...Full Story
Sunday, May 1

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