Follow WPBO’s Blogs
WPBO has three blog categories to help separate the different program updates: Recent Sightings, Migration Counts, and Owl Banding. Learn more about WPBO’s blogs below:
This blog category is is your go-to for sightings up at the Point. This includes vagrants and rare species that have been spotted. The unique juxtaposition of land and water at the Point brings funnels many birds through WPBO. Over 340 species have been identified at the Point, so be sure to check this blog for regular updates!
Seasonal staff at WPBO conduct two waterbird counts a year in the Spring and Fall and a Spring raptor count. During the seasons, counts are conducted daily. Raptor counts run March 15-May 31 from 8am-4pm. Waterbird counts run April 15-May 31 and August 15-November 15, 8 hours starting at dawn daily during each season. The “hawk deck” and waterbird count site where the counts take place are accessible to the public, but you can also subscribe to this blog to get regular updates during the counting seasons!
WPBO has run seasonal owl banding for for over two decades. Currently, there are three seasonal owl bandings: spring, summer, and fall. Owl banding runs nightly from in the Spring from March 15-May 31, in the Summer from July 1-August 25, and in the Fall from September 15-October 31. Check this blog during the owl banding seasons to learn about the nightly banding and to see photos of the owls banded!