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Long Point Bird Observatory

Founded in 1960, Long Point Bird Observatory (LPBO) was the first organization of its type in North America. As a non-profit,  research and monitoring station, LPBO is committed to involving Canadians in research directed at the conservation of wild birds and their habitats. Our programs at Long Point are focused on local breeding and migratory birds. We have a special interest in promoting the participation of amateurs and volunteers in our research. We believe that many people working together can accomplish a great deal more than could a few professionals working alone. 

Our Mission 

From its inception, LPBO has recognized that amateur naturalists working together can contribute meaningful scientific data to biological research. LPBO has been at the forefront of developing, coordinating and sponsoring a variety of volunteer based projects. 


  • Undertakes and promotes bird monitoring programs at Long Point, using volunteers to the maximum practical extent
  • Undertakes and publishes the results of studies of wild birds and their habitats
  • Maintains high scientific and professional standards in all its activities
  • Works constructively with those whose activities impinge upon the conservation of wild birds and their habitats
  • Co-operates with others engaged in relevant research
  • Engages in educational activities related to the work of the Observatory
  • Makes the facilities of the Observatory available to those engaged in appropriate natural history activities at Long Point
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