Point Reyes Bird Observatory

Palm Warbler. Photo courtesy of Mike McDowell.

Conserving birds and other wildlife around the world

The Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1965. PRBO works to conserve ecosystems for birds and wildlife through innovative scientific research and outreach. The PRBO pursues conservation efforts in many areas, including:

  • A diverse number of research programs on everything from coastal and estuarine birds and ecosystems, inland seabird and Mono Lake research, Latin American programs, Farallon Island programs, terrestrial programs, and theoretical ecology.
  • Providing scientific data for policy development at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Training and education of school children, amateur naturalists, avid bird-watchers, professional ornithologists, and others.

PRBO Bird-A-Thon Bird Count

For nearly a quarter century, PRBO has organized the Bird-A-Thon bird count — the oldest annual fund-raising bird count in the USA! Each September, supporters demonstrate their commitment to bird and habitat conservation by participating as Bird-A-Thon counters and raising critically needed funds for PRBO research and education programs.

As an event sponsor, Eagle Optics is proud of the continued success of this important and fun event.

You may also support PRBO Conservation Science today with an online contribution.

Photo of Palm Warbler contributed by Mike McDowell.