A trip to Long Point Bird Observatory is highly recommended for anyone interested in birds. Long Point, Ontario, Canada is one of the most exciting places on the continent to observe our rich birdlife. LPBO biologists and visitors have studied birds here since 1960, and over 400 bird species have been observed in the Long Point area.
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.
LPBO staff and volunteers will be happy to answer your questions. In the Visitor Centre you'll find displays and information, accessible washrooms, and our shop (operated by the Friends of LPBO).
Directions: From Highway 401 or Highway 3, take Highway 59 south to Long Point on the north shore of Lake Erie. Turn left (north) on Old Cut Boulevard, just two streets before Highway 59 ends at Long Point Provincial Park. LPBO is the 6th building on the right. There is a small sign on the front lawn. Please park across the road in the parking lot just beyond the station.