Research Summaries

The PIBO Field Supervisors and their assistants have diligently reported on their Pelee Island bird surveys, censuses, and monitoring for more than a decade, amassing a vital and fascinating store of data on the birds that breed on Pelee Island (Breeding Bird Summary) and those that make the island a stopover on their migration to and from their wintering grounds in the south (Migration Summary). The Migration Summaries present the Daily Totals (DTs) for species documented at Fish Point during the daily dawn walk count.

Below you will also find a Banding Summary for 2021. Many of these reports contain unique photographs taken by PIBO staff and volunteers, and details of unusual sightings and species at risk. Rather than dry academic reports with columns of numbers, they are written in the delightfully personal style of those with deep knowledge of nature and birds: “You know spring has come when the canopy sounds like a rusty vehicle about to break down. The blackbirds are in!”

Carolina Wren | Photo by Alessandra Wilcox.

2012

Purple Finch | Photo by Paul Jones

2011

Dunlin | Photo by Paul Jones

2010

Ruby crowned kinglet | Photo by Paul Jones

Migration Summaries, 2009

May 13th – May 19th, 2009 | HTML version | PDF version

May 6th – May 12th, 2009 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 29th – May 5th, 2009 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 22nd – 28th, 2009 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 15th – 21st, 2009 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 1st – 14th, 2009 | HTML version | PDF version

Migration Summaries, 2008

Nov 7th – 15th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 31st – Nov 6th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 24th – 30th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 17th – 23rd, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 10th – 16th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 3rd – 9th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 26th – Oct 2nd, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 19th – 25th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 12th – 18th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 5th – 11th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 29th – Sep 4th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 22nd – 28th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 15th – 21st, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 8th – 14th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 1st – 7th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

May 22nd – 28th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

May 15th – 21st, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

May 8th – 14th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

May 1st – 7th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 17th – 23rd, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 10th – 16th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Apr 3rd – 9th, 2008 | HTML version | PDF version

Migration Summaries, 2007

Nov 7th – 15th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 31st – Nov 6th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 24th – 30th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 17th – 23rd, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 10th – 16th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Oct 3rd – 9th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 26th – Oct 2nd, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 19th – 25th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 12th – 18th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Sep 5th – 11th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 29th – Sep 4th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 22nd – 28th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 15th – 21st, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 8th – 14th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version

Aug 1st – 7th, 2007 | HTML version | PDF version