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Pelee Wings PIBO Bird Talk: Mexico’s Iconic Bird

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, join Mexican bird guide Rodrigo Lopez on Pelee Island to learn about the natural and cultural history of the Rose-bellied bunting, one of Mexico’s most beautiful endemic birds. Confined to an area about the size of Algonquin Park, the plight of this tiny blue-and-rose bird, which struggles to survive in habitat threatened by a transoceanic railway, wind farms, and global warming, signals the threat to the tens of millions of birds that migrate twice a year through pinch-points such as Pelee Island and the Mexican Isthmus.

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Ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

Hummers Need our Help

Hummers Need Our Help Hummingbirds aren’t often included in discussions about threatened bird species, but according to Birdlife International, 28 species of New World hummingbirds are now considered vulnerable, with at least 8 nearing extinction. Most of those, such as Juan Fernandez and the Sapphire-bellied hummingbirds, are found only in Central and South America. But

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PIBO in Mexico

PIBO in Mexico On March 2, PIBO held its first Birds Without Borders Sunset Cocktail Party, an event designed to raise funds for our 2024 Guest Birder and International Intern programs. The party was hosted in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, by Camino Sylvestre at the home of Jim McKeever and Alfredo García-Lucio, who also

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Juvenile Bald eagle

Sound Familiar?

Sound Familiar? Canada geese in Ontario are dying in what virologists are calling an “unprecedented” worldwide surge of avian flu (H5N1). In the past year, the disease has affected 80 countries, and since spreading to North America, probably via migratory species, has killed 72 million farm birds in the United States alone. In January, virologists

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Urban Birding Challenge poster 2023

Urban Birding Challenge 2023

Windsor Urban Birding Challenge May 10 – 14, 2023, The Windsor Urban Birding Challenge is a new event created by The Pelee Island Bird Observatory. The event aims to introduce new birders to discovering nature in their city and to challenge experienced birders in an urban environment. It also incorporates the annual World Migratory Bird

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Meet Windsor’s Official Bird

The ballots are counted and the winner is the Tufted Titmouse. This feisty grey-and-white member of the chickadee family has expanded its range into southern Ontario thanks to the many bird feeders urban watchers have put out, and so is a fitting avian ambassador for the Windsor area. The announcement was made in Ojibway Park

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