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 Fall Dinner and Silent Auction - SAT. OCTOBER 25 -  - : Details Here


Saw-whet Owl banding is now underway - click here for daily totals

Become a member of PEPtBO! (2015 Online membership now available)

 Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct. 11, 12, 13) - MIGRATION MATTERS - Guided walks and Hospitality Tent - Details Here


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.

PEPtBO is:
The banding site is located on a major migratory route and is a focal point for passerines, waterfowl and raptors with yearly reports of rare and unusual species. Each year we band 15,000+ birds of more than 200 species.  A daily census documents the hundreds of thousands of birds that pass through in spring and fall.
The Observatory is open to the public. ( click here for Fall Banding times, or Spring Banding times, or Maps/Directions)

Our Mission

PEPtBO is committed to increasing the appreciation, knowledge and understanding of birds by collecting data through spring and fall banding programs, a daily census, observation surveys and research projects.  We strive to provide the community with opportunities to support and engage in the conservation of bird populations and habitats.

In the News...

MIGRATION MATTERS WEEKEND MIGRATION MATTERS WEEKEND Join us on the Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 11, 12, 13) for our MIGRATION MATTERS event. Guided bird walks (9a.m. each morning from the Observatory). $5 per person (children under 12 free!) Banding demonstrations.  Banding takes place from 8a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coffee/treats at our hospitality tent  Free Migration Matters magnets Bring binoculars if you have them and practise identifying birds in their fall migration plumage.  Each walk will last approx. 2 hours.
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PEPtBO Online Store Visit our updated online store!  You can order Biodiversity-friendly Coffee, Greeting Cards, T-shirts, Bookmarks or Adopt-an-Owl.
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New IBA video Watch an overview of the IBA (Important Bird Area) Program on the newly released video.  PEPtBO is the caretaker for the Prince Edward South Shore IBA.  If you would like to volunteer to help with some of our monitoring, please CONTACT US.
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