Photo: Gerald Romanchuk

About BBO

Established in 1984, the Beaverhill Bird Observatory (BBO) is the second oldest migration monitoring observatory in Canada. Our extensive long-term datasets enable the BBO to track changes in bird populations, migratory routes, breeding success, and survivorship.

Situated within the Beaverhill Natural Area, the BBO acts as a steward for:

  • An internationally recognized Important Bird Area, where more than 270 species have been reported, 145 of which are known to breed locally!
  • A wetland of international significance, designated as a RAMSAR site in 1987.
  • A valuable multi-purpose provincial natural area, used for research, education, conservation, and recreational enjoyment of the outdoors.

When you are birding in the Natural Area please remember to follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics, which was gratefully produced by the American Birding Association (ABA).