Welcome to the Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO)!
Who We Are
The Pelee Island Bird Observatory is a non-profit organisation devoted to the study and conservation of birds. In partnership with the Pelee Island Heritage Centre, the observatory conducts intensive migration-monitoring research and breeding bird studies on Pelee Island from April to November. PIBO's field station at Fish Point Provincial Nature Reserve is open to the public in the spring and autumn, with educational programs provided to visiting school groups throughout the month of May.
PIBO’s purpose is to collect and disseminate data that will help the international programme that is working to understand changes taking place in the populations of migratory birds. While this is our work and our responsibility, we recognize that birds exist in a wide range of cultural and imaginative contexts, as well as in specifically scientific ones. To that end we are introducing a number of satellite areas, with the hope this site will be of interest both to serious birders and to general enthusiasts alike.
The PIBO Board - Graeme Gibson, the Elder (Chair), Ramsay Cook (Treasurer), Biz Agnew, David Kraus, Wayne Grady, Paul Vasey.
Advisors to the Board - Margaret Atwood, Matthew Mann Gibson, Dr. David Hussell, Penny Kavanagh, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, Philip Slayton, Ian Davidson.
Long-term migration monitoring research on Pelee Island as a member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network (CMMN).
Long-term studies of Pelee's significant breeding bird communities.
To serve as an educational centre for the public, school organisations and the community, and to promote volunteer participation in local conservation projects.
To highlight the importance of Pelee Island's unique natural heritage.
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