Haldimand Bird Observatory was established in 1996 with the joining of the Selkirk Park station under John Miles and the Ruthven Historic Park site under Rick Ludkin. In 2000, the Rock Point site was opened under Jim Smith. With the death of John Miles in 2006, the Selkirk station closed. Haldimand Bird Observatory now operates two stations: Rock Point and Ruthven. We have charitable status and an elected board of directors. Our annual general meeting is held at the beginning of April.