Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory Is Twenty Years Old – Come Celebrate With Us

The Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory is located at Wingfield Basin on the Cabot Head Nature Reserve.
Submitted by Elizabeth Thorn

You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 29th for dinner, music and a fascinating, and no doubt funny, talk by the acclaimed ornithologist Dr Ryan Norris as we celebrate this important milestone and raise funds to support our critical work. 

The Bird Observatory is located In the Cabot Head Nature Reserve and is one of only a few research stations in Canada with long term bird migration monitoring data which is so essential to understanding the health of our bird populations. We have conducted several studies of at risk species and through our outreach help the public understand the serious threats to bird populations.

 In fact, birds in CANADA and US have declined by close to one third in the past fifty years! Once common Ontario birds such as barn swallows and the Eastern Whippoorwill are now deemed threatened and the Red-headed Woodpecker is now listed as endangered in Ontario. NEXT STOP GONE! Monitoring such as the Bird Observatory undertakes enables us to identify population declines and act before it is too late. 

So come celebrate with us at the Best Western Inn in Owen Sound from 5:00pm to Midnight. For Tickets and access to engaging videos on our work go to or Call Elizabeth Thorn at 519-377-5166.

If you cannot attend PLEASE consider making a donation – it has been a tough few years.