Welcome to the Pelee Island Bird Observatory

The Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO) is an NGO devoted to the study and conservation of wild birds and their habitats. The most southerly place in Canada, Pelee Island on Lake Erie hosts a tremendous variety of migratory and resident birds. This website will provide you with information about the birds of Pelee Island including seasonal migration sightings and bird banding totals from PIBO’s migration monitoring field station at Fish Point Provincial Nature Reserve (Ontario Parks); details about Pelee’s significant nesting bird communities; migration reports; unusual bird sightings. and other birding news. PIBO’s bird checklist highlights an impressive range of birds that have been recorded on Pelee Island including many Species at Risk in Canada, and many with limited breeding ranges in Ontario.

Our Mission is to Help Birds

Learn about species at risk on Pelee Island and other PIBO education and outreach programs. To gain a truly immersive experience of how you can help birds, come for a visit to PIBO and enjoy the treasures of the island – the Birdhouse is particularly ideal for living among the birds. Join the Bird House Steward Program and make it an annual affair.


Canadian Migration Monitoring Network (CMMN)The Pelee Island Bird Observatory has been a proud member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network (CMMN) since 2005.  Learn more about the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network.

PIBO Video Introduction

Video: A visit to PIBO, by John Gordon

Mr. Gordon recently shared with us a video documenting his visit to Pelee in Spring 2013. Visit his website here: www.johngordonsphotography.com and his blog here: http://www.thecanadianwarbler.blogspot.ca

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