Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory - SBF 2017
Events

 

 

Spring Birding Festival Program

(version francaise)

Guided Bird Walks:    ($5 per person)

  • Sat May 13 - International Migratory Bird Day
    • 8 a.m. – Traverse Woods (meet at portable toilet/sign)
    • 10 a.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)
    • 4 p.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)
  • Sun May 14
    • 8 a.m. – Traverse Woods (meet at portable toilet/sign)
    • 10 a.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)
  • Sat May 20
    • 8 a.m. – Traverse Woods (meet at portable toilet/sign)
    • 10 a.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)
    • 4 p.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)
  • Sun May 21
    • 8 a.m. – Traverse Woods (meet at portable toilet/sign)
    • 10 a.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)
  • Mon May 22
    • 8 a.m. – Traverse Woods (meet at portable toilet/sign)
    • 10 a.m. – Lighthouse (meet at Observatory)

PEC Field Naturalists Guided Walks (all at 8 a.m.)

  • Mon May 15 - Beaver Meadow Conservation Area Entrance on north side of County Rd. 11, 1 km southwest of the intersection with County Rd. 10. Follow the long
    lane to the parking area where we will meet.
    Tue May 16 Point Petre Woods and Shoreline Meet at County Rd. 24 (Point Petre Rd.) and Army Reserve Rd.
  • Wed May 17 Sandbanks shoreline from Lakeshore Lodge to West Point Follow County Rd. 12 to Lakeshore Lodge Rd. Meet at the end of Lakeshore Lodge Rd. Note: A season ticket to Sandbanks or any other Ontario Provincial Park is required to park inside the gate.
  • Thu May 18  Millennium Trail – Hubbs Creek Wetland System Meet at the intersection of the Millennium Trail and Danforth Rd., across from “Healing with Horses”.
  • Fri May 19 Little Bluff Conservation Area
    3625 County Rd. 13. Meet at the circular parking lot at the end of the Conservation Area’s driveway.

Birding the County (Bus tour)

Sunday May 21:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  PEPtBO Board members Kathy Felkar and Mike Burge will introduce you to some great birding hotspots in The County. Here's whet they say is in store: "We'll meet at the Bird Observatory at 8 a.m. and begin with the well-known Traverse Woods where we hope to share many species of warblers with you. After a bio-diversity friendly coffee and homemade snack, we will head out to the South Shore to investigate lesser known areas where migrating birds abound. You will be served a gourmet lunch at Lighthall Winery before we head out once again to try our luck at a County Conservation Area. We'll stop at a few more interesting places before we return to Prince Edward Point at the end of the day. . Be prepared for walking in the woods, seasonal weather conditions and a great time! Limited space - register HERE  (Cost is $100 and you will receive a tax receipt for $50)

Big Day in the IBA      (free)

Sunday May 21 - The Gosling Foundation challenges County Birders to identify 100 species in the PEC South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.  The Foundation will contribute $50 to Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory for each species identified. Prizes for the most species identified.

  Join any or all of the guided walks

  • 8 a.m. Traverse Woods for morning guided walk (warblers and migrants) 
  • 8 a.m.  Lighthall Rd and Army Reserve Rd (wetland species) 
  • 10 a.m. From Observatory (harbour, lighthouse) 
  • 10 a.m.  Babylon and County Rd 13 (grassland birds) 
  • 2 p.m. Simpson Rd at Army Reserve and Point Petre (migrants and lake) 
  • 4 p.m. Observatory to the Lighthouse (harbour and migrants) 
  • 5 p.m. Lighthall and Army Reserve (evening wetland) 
  • 8 p.m. Hilltop and Brewers (crepuscular species) 

Monday May 22, 10:30 a.m. - Wrap up and Results Tally at the Bird Observatory - join us for coffee and snacks

Make May 21 your Great Canadian Birdathon Day and add even more dollars to the work of PEPtBO. Join one or more of our guided hikes or bird on your own in the IBA.  Register HERE to obtain checklist and map

Night Time Adventures    ($5 per person)

Friday May 19, 8 p.m.:  Meet at the Municipal Parking Lot in Picton (corner or Mary St. and Elizabeth St.) to see Chimney Swifts in downtown Picton; travel to  the South Shore Important Bird area to listen for Whip-poor-wills; and finish off with Screech Owls in Glenwood Cemetery. (carpooling is available)

PEPtBO Annual Meeting and Birdathon Wrap-up

Saturday May 27 – 5:30 pm Prince Edward Yacht Club for dinner and guest speaker .   Photo Contest winners announced 

2017 Photo Contest

This year we are celebrating the birds of the South Shore IBA.  The deadline for entries is Sunday May 20.  Download full entry details