Winter News from PIBO

Christmas Bird Count 2018

Thank you to all the Pelee Islanders who participated in the 2018 Christmas Bird Count. Due to unforeseen circumstances, PIBO was not able to participate this time. However, on December 16th seven islanders took up the challenge and recorded 395 individual birds of 24 species. The following species and forms were seen on the 2018 Christmas Bird Count. 
Double-crested Cormorant
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Black-capped CkickadeeRed-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Northern Cardinal
American Tree Sparrow
House Finch


PIBO's 2018 Year End Report is now available online. 

Read the year end report here
Our Field Supervisor and Bander in Charge, Sumiko Onishi, draws beautifully rendered note cards that feature the birds of Pelee Island. These cards are now on sale in Windsor at a local store, Green Envy  (1277 Grand Marais). A portion of the sale is donated back to PIBO. 

PIBO and Margaret Atwood Present: An Evening with Steve Burrows on May 8th at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club. Tickets for our most exclusive fundraiser of the year are now available, and we hope you will join us for this memorable event. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by contacting Suzanne at 519-982-7426 or 

Steve Burrows’s interest in birds and nature began in the urban parks around his childhood home in Birmingham, UK. After immigrating to Canada, Steve worked as a high school teacher before relocating to Hong Kong with his wife, Resa, where he became editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine, and a contributing field editor with Asian Geographic.
Steve has written freelance articles on travel and environmental issues for a number of publications including BBC Wildlife (UK), Action Asia (Singapore), Globe and Mail (Canada), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and Melbourne Age (Australia). He began writing fiction on his return to Canada, and his first novel, A Siege of Bitterns, was a Globe & Mail Top 100 Books of the year selection and won the 2015 Crime Writers of Canada award for Best First Novel. The other novels in the Birder Murder series are A Pitying of Doves (2015), A Cast of Falcons (2016), A Shimmer of Hummingbirds (2017), and A Tiding of Magpies (2018). The newest Birder Murder, A Dance of Cranes will be published in June of this year

The hardy folks who braved -23 degree weather to come to our January Green Drinks Night! The next one is February 27th at Chapter Two Brewery. 
Find Out More about Green Drinks
On April 28th PIBO will host its second annual Music and Migration fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor. This year we are teaming up with Biblioasis books to offer guests an evening of music and literature based on the themes of birds, spring and migration. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. 
Buy tickets to Music and Migration Now
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