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An orange variant of an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo © David Okines.
(Photo of Northern Saw-whet Owl © Luis Villamil)
(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.

OWLING  has now finished for the 2016 season.


In The News...
PEPtBO Dinner and Auction
PEPtBO celebrated on Sat. Oct 29 at the Waring House with our annual Fall Dinner and Auction.  Guest speaker Jean Iron gave a fascinating ...Full Story
Tuesday, November 1
Saving Seabirds - BirdLife International
Every ...Full Story
Saturday, October 8
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

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