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Blogs2018-02-21T12:16:28+00:00

Follow the WPBO Blogs

WPBO maintains three blog categories to keep you up-to-date with happenings at the Point. Click below to read the latest posts.

This blog is your go-to for recent sightings at the Point, including 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 waterbird counts 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 shack are accessible to the public, but you can also subscribe to this blog to get regular updates during the counting seasons!

WPBO has conducted seasonal owl banding for over nearly three decades. There are currently three owl banding seasons: 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!

Read the Recent Sightings Blog
Read the Mirgation Counts Blog
Read the Owl Banding Blog