MaddAddamites NooBroo Ale Now Available At LCBO stores!

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, located in Vankleek Hill near Ottawa, and PIBO’s long-time supporter, Margaret Atwood, have teamed up to produce a superb organic craft beer, while at the same time pledging twenty-four cents from the sale of every “NooBroo” to PIBO’s research, education, and outreach programs. This wonderful support will go a long …

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Robin Lajoie Pursues Epic Swim Around Pelee Island In Support of Wild Birds!

Robin Lajoie from Hamilton, Ontario, has teamed up with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company to pull off what is undoubtedly a first – a forty-hour marathon swim around Lake Erie’s Pelee Island, Essex County, Ontario. All in support of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory! If the weather cooperates, Robin will attempt his daunting task (to …

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PIBO Hires New General Manager!

PIBO is excited to announce that Windsor native Suzanne Friemann has joined the bird observatory as our full-time General Manager. Suzanne – a former-resident on Pelee Island – brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the position and will help ensure PIBO’s programs and operations continue to prosper. Everyone at PIBO looks forward to …

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PIBO Windsor Dinner Fundraising Event May 2015

The Fourth Annual ‘Margaret Atwood Presents … ‘ Windsor fundraiser for The Pelee Island Bird Observatory was a great success. This year’s guest speaker was Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes and many other works. PIBO would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to its sponsors: Dr. Alan Wildeman, President of The …

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PIBO Migration Summary (Apr 2 – 15, 2015)

Another season of avian migration monitoring got underway at Fish Point Provincial Nature Reserve (Ontario Parks) on April 2nd. It was another cold winter in Ontario and the island was still locked in ice at the end of March (as a result the island ferry didn’t operate until the 7th), but migration was well underway …

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Erie Islands Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2014

The Annual Bird Count was held on December 14, 2014. John Pogacnik is the compiler for the Lake Erie Islands Count Circle which includes the Bass Islands, Kelleys, and Pelee Island. It was the year of the owls! Five species of owls were recorded on the islands that day – great-horned, eastern screech (second highest …

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PIBO Migration Summary (Nov 1 – 15, 2014)

November began on a chilly note, with rain turning to sleet during the morning census. Overnight winds from the north brought in hundreds of Red-Breasted Mergansers and several Common Loons, as well as the season’s first Snow Buntings. That evening, PIBO held its third public owling night, and despite strong winds managed to capture an …

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PIBO Migration Summary (Oct 16 – 31, 2014)

Golden-Crowned Kinglets and Hermit Thrushes made up the majority of birds banded in the last half of October, with some White-Throated Sparrows thrown in for variety. There were a few busy days in the netting area, with 96 birds banded on October 16th and a few other days where fifty or sixty birds were captured, …

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