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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)
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 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.


The Observatory starts its fall 2016 banding season on Saturday the 13th August. Come on down for a visit.

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In The News...
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
Riverwalk September 4
Riverwalk - September 4, 2-5 p.m.  Support the South Shore Appeal Fund   ...Full Story
Sunday, August 14
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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