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Over 100 Sharp-shinned Hawks banded this fall Photo David Okines.
(Photo of Northern Saw-whet Owl Luis Villamil)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Photo: David Okines)
Common Nighthawk, new species for the Observatory banding list. Photo David Okines.


The Observatory is in operation Apr 11-May 31 and Aug 15-Oct 31.  Trails are open year round.

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Welcome to PEPtBO


Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is a migration research station located along the 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 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.
Saw-whet Owl Banding
In The News...
Take action to save birds
The Ontario Ministry of Environment is planning to exempt commercial building owners from a key provision of the province's Environmental ...Full Story
Sunday, November 22
Israeli Ringing Journal 2015
I'm sure a lot of you will remember RON EFRAT, one of our Long Term Banding Assistants from 2012. Ron has sent over ...Full Story
Wednesday, October 21
The Phantom Road Experiment
A clever experiment reveals how fake traffic noise drives songbirds out of forests and harms the ones that stay behind. Click here to read more ...Full Story
Tuesday, September 1

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