Migration Summary November 1st – 15th, 2012

There were lots of birds around during PIBO’s final two weeks of fall coverage and migrants continued to move through the area in good numbers right up to the final day of monitoring. In all, 79 species were noted at Fish Point during the summary period and 336 birds of twenty-four species were banded in …

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Oodles of Owls!

Last night, PIBO held our third public owling night of the season. After a stormy week, the weather was beautiful and we banded three Eastern Screech Owls and one Northern Saw-whet Owl. A fantastic turnout of friends and neighbours made the night even better. Thank you to all who came by last night, we hope …

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PIBO Migration Summary October 21st – 31st, 2012

It was a busy and enjoyable final eleven days of the month and lots of birds were documented at the station despite the intemperate weather. Six rain days and Force 10 winds (101 km/hour) towards the end of the month put a damper on the banding effort, but, in all, 87 species were documented in …

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Essex County Nature 28th Annual Dinner!

Essex County Nature will celebrate their 28th Annual Dinner on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Fogolar Furlan Club in Windsor.  The guest speaker this year is Graeme Gibson!  Graeme  is an acclaimed author and chair of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. He is past president of PEN Canada and the recipient of both the …

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New PIBO Website Launched!

Thanks to a capacity building grant from Mountain Equipment Coop, PIBO is pleased to announce the launch of our vibrant, new website! This website will be fully maintained & updated by PIBO staff and volunteers. Watch our new educational videos, read our migration updates, sign up for our newsletter, stay in touch! Many thanks to …

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Migration Summary October 1-10

Although migrants continued to move through the area in good numbers from October 1st – 10th, activity was somewhat low-key for the start of October compared to previous years. In all, 82 species were recorded in the official count area and 300 birds of twenty-seven species were banded in 350 net-hours, for an average capture-rate …

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That Time of Year…

It’s that time of year when PIBO staff are getting sleepy from a long field season and the weather is getting pretty chilly.  So, we’ve been stocking up on our Balzac’s Coffee Atwood Blend for those long nights of owling and early mornings of songbird banding.  We love it!

Fall Education Programs In Full Swing

With funding from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund, PIBO biologist Michelle Bondy is delivering in-class species at risk programs around Essex County this fall. Contact us to book a visit to your classroom or to get more information on bringing your class to the Island!

PIBO News: New Website Under Development

PIBO is pleased to announce that it will soon have a vibrant, new website available to friends of PIBO. Overseeing the migration to the new PIBO portal is Karl Mohr of Multibeat.  The new site will be easier for PIBO staff to update and maintain.  The site will ‘go live’ this Fall 2012.