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Long Point Bird Observatory (LPBO) operates research, training, and education programs focused on ornithology, conservation, and other aspects of natural history at Long Point, Ontario.

LPBO is the oldest bird observatory in the Western Hemisphere and the founding program of Bird Studies Canada. It was established in 1960 by the Ontario Bird Banding Association.

LPBO runs an active and diverse mix of collaborative research, professional training, and public education programs. Examples of key LPBO initiatives include the Migration Monitoring Program, the Tree Swallow Research Project, the Doug Tarry Young Ornithologists' Workshop, and the Latin American Training Program.

LPBO's Old Cut Research Station and Visitor Centre is open to the public during spring and fall migration (from April to mid-June, and early August to mid-November). And you don't need binoculars or fancy equipment to enjoy birds here. See the birds up close during bird banding demonstrations, which run daily (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Enjoy self-guided and informal guided tours of the banding lab and woodlot.


Training and Volunteer Opportunities

Birding at Long Point

LPBO Community

Group Tours and Education


Partners and Supporters


For more information, email or call 519-586-3531 ext. 200.

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