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Prince Edward Birding Festival took flight this weekend

County photographer Wayne McNulty captured this image of some of the participants in his Photographing Nature workshop, Saturday, at the Birding Festival’s opening weekend. Events continue until May 22.

The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory’s Birding Month took flight on the weekend with its Spring Festival continuing until May 23.
The official opening was held Saturday at the Point. The event celebrates the arrival of thousands of migrating birds heading north to breeding sites in the Canada’s, 1.3 billion acre, Boreal Forest.
Daily, until May 22, The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory will offer guided bird walks and a chance to observe the banding operations.
Additionally, there will be a “Birding The County” tour Sunday, May 22 at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Special two-hour workshops are scheduled for all levels of birders and naturalists, as well as those who want to see and hear the birds in their natural habitat. Workshops include: “Photographing Nature”, “Naturalizing Your Garden for Birds & Beneficial Insects”, “Birds and Plants of the Forest”, “How to Sketch Birds” and “Birding by Ear”.
Prince Edward County is a major stopping-over point for the songbirds migrating between their winter homes in the southern states of the U.S.A., the Caribbean, Central and South America and their nesting sites in the Boreal Forest of Northern Canada.
Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory was established in 1995 as a monitoring station for migratory birds. In 1999, it became a full member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network, an organization of over 20 stations across Canada collecting data on the numbers and health of the migrating avian population.
The Observatory, located at Prince Edward Point on Canadian Wildlife Services land, is open from mid-April to the end of May for the spring migration and from mid-August to the end of October for the fall migration.

Complete background information, photographs and facts at or by contacting Cheryl Anderson at or by calling 613-471-1096.
Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory “tweets” at PEPtBOtweets.

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  1. Doris Lane says:

    I had the privilege of Volunteering at the Point this morning. The birding festival is gearing up to be one of the best I have ever seen. A tremendous amount of birds came through the area today and a lot of interested people there to see them.
    A grade 11 class from PECI was there with their teachers and they enjoyed seeing all the aspects of PEPtBO at work. Do take advantage of this festival in our own Prince Edward County.

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