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Windsor Gala 2022

Windsor Gala 2022 In Person Again! The 2022 Annual Windsor PIBO Gala Hosted by Margaret Atwood & Paul Vasey Auctioneer: Peter Hrastovec Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at Beach Grove Golf & Country Club 14134 Riverside Drive East Tecumseh, ON (just outside Windsor) (map) Join your birding friends at our […]

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Golden eagle

Eagles in Trouble Again

A study published in Science in February found that North American eagles are being seriously impacted by lead poisoning. Up to 50 percent of the birds sampled had high levels of lead in their organs, enough to slow population growth by 3.8 percent in Bald eagles and 0.8 percent in Golden eagles. The Bald eagle

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Song Sparrow

Song Sparrows Remember

A study published in January found that male Song sparrows sing a repertoire of up to 12 two-second songs in sets lasting about 30 minutes – repeating a single song many times in a row within each set. During the next set, the males repeat the same 12 songs, but this time, vary the length

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2021 Virtual Gala

Virtual Gala 2021

Welcome To the 2021 SPRINGSONG / PIBO Virtual Gala Live-Streamed Saturday May 8, 7:00 pm EST with Hosts Margaret Atwood & Paul Vasey   A Fundraiser in support of the Pelee Island Heritage Centre and the Pelee Island Bird Observatory​ See the Live-stream video replay: YouTube Guest Author Louise Penny Author of sixteen award-winning mysteries

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Virtual Gala 2020

Our Virtual Gala Dinner was Self-Catered—choose your menu from 35 luscious recipes by authors, birders, and friends of PIBO. Link is HERE Watch Trevor Herriot’s new video on the grassland birds of Saskatchewan. Link is HERE

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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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