Events

Find the event that better fits you, check out the map below to find the event nearest you! Events will take place between May 11-25 this year, and range from spring festivals, workshops and guided bird walks to paddle-birding! Please note that some activities have limited space and may require pre-registration. Keep checking back for updates, as we are still finalizing the 2019 schedule.

Day 1
28 Apr 2019

Bird Spotting Club Session 1

The Bird Spotting Club is for 12-16 year old youth who are keen birders and have the experience, patience, and calm required to appreciate TTP’s prime birding spots and observe...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Day 2
08 May 2019

Spring Birding for Beginners Workshop Session 1

Learn the basics of birding from naturalist and long-time birdwatcher, Allyson Parker. This workshop will teach you how to identify birds by sight and sound, how to use a field...
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High Park Nature Centre
Day 3
11 May 2019

Dawn Chorus at High Park

Calling all early birds: flock to High Park at the crack of dawn for a quiet hike to a secluded spot to hear the morning chorus of birdsong as the...
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High Park Nature Centre

Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival

Join us at the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation. Located on the Leslie Street Spit, Tommy Thompson Park...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Spring Birding for Beginners Workshop Session 2

Learn the basics of birding from naturalist and long-time birdwatcher, Allyson Parker. This workshop will teach you how to identify birds by sight and sound, how to use a field...
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High Park Nature Centre

Building Biodiversity

Come visit the Humber Arboretum with your family and have fun BUILDING BIODIVERSITY in our bird-friendly demonstration garden and find out how you can help create habitat on in your...
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Humber Aboretum

Bird Walk at High Park

Discover High Park on a new light, join the Toronto Ornithological Club to enjoy warblers, orioles, sparrows and hummingbirds! Meet leader Tim McCarthy at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot...
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Toronto Ornithological Club

Willowdale Bird Migration Meet-up

Join us as we tell you about what birds you can see in your Willowdale backyard at this time of year. We will meet at Edithvale Community Centre where we...
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Edithvale-Yonge Community Association
West Willowdale Neighbourhood Association
Day 4
12 May 2019

Beginner Birding Hike – Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Have you wanted to get started in the fun and exciting hobby of bird watching but were not sure how to begin? We are here to help you. Spring migration...
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Wild Birds Unlimited

Bird Spotting Club Session 2

The Bird Spotting Club is for 12-16 year old youth who are keen birders and have the experience, patience, and calm required to appreciate TTP’s prime birding spots and observe...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Bird Walk

‘Discover the beauty and diversity of bird life at Tommy Thompson Park.  Experienced birders will lead you through the best birding spots, helping to point out and identify many of...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Toronto Zoo – World Migratory Day

  Join us at the Toronto Zoo in celebrating the return of migratory birds!  Discover the joy of “birding”, facts about bird migration in Toronto, and the role you can...
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Toronto Zoo

Spotting Birds for Citizen Science – Downsview Park Nature Connection

A FREE nature program for families. Connect with your natural world and come out to Downsview Park! Each spring Downsview Park becomes a critical refuelling stop for thousands of migrating...
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Downsview Park
Day 5
13 May 2019

Lunch with Birds at Queen’s Park

Come see what bird migration season has to offer in the big city! Queen’s Park provides some of the best bird habitat in downtown Toronto due to the wide variety...
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Bird Studies Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
Day 6
14 May 2019

Riverdale Park East Tree Planting

Join the City of Toronto to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers, and help grow Toronto’s urban forest to create habitat for birds and other wildlife. The planting event will require...
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City of Toronto

Lunch with Birds at Queen’s Park

Come see what bird migration season has to offer in the big city! Queen’s Park provides some of the best bird habitat in downtown Toronto due to the wide variety...
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Bird Studies Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
Day 7
15 May 2019

Lunch with Birds at Queen’s Park

Come see what bird migration season has to offer in the big city! Queen’s Park provides some of the best bird habitat in downtown Toronto due to the wide variety...
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Bird Studies Canada
Royal Ontario Museum

Bird Walk for “Night owls”

Not much of an early riser? Join our evening ramble in search for birds. Come to Ashbridges Bay with Toronto Ornithological Club’s Leader Bob Kortright; we meet at 6:30 at...
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Toronto Ornithological Club
Day 8
16 May 2019

LUNCH WITH BIRDS AT QUEEN’S PARK

Come see what bird migration season has to offer in the big city! Queen’s Park provides some of the best bird habitat in downtown Toronto due to the wide variety...
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Bird Studies Canada
Royal Ontario Museum

Gardening for Backyard Birds through the Seasons

From the snowy depths of winter to the height of summer bloom, every day of the year is a good one for observing birds in your garden! Learn all about...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Humber Aboretum
Day 9
17 May 2019

Bird Puppet Making and Parade

RV Burgess park will come alive with “flocks” of bird puppets made by local families. They will then form a parade that flies around the park in celebration of birds....
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Shadowland Theatre
Bird Studies Canada
Day 10
18 May 2019

Field Bird Photography

Come for an introduction to the art of bird photography, including understanding bird behaviour and ethical approaches to bird photography. Meet leader Nancy Barrett at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in...
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Toronto Ornithological Club

Toronto Island Bird Hike

Join the Toronto Ornithological Club for a birding hike in the Toronto Islands! Meet leader Bob Cummings at 8:00 a.m. at the Toronto Islands Ferry Docks at the foot of...
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Toronto Ornithological Club
Day 11
19 May 2019

Bird Walk at Earl Bales Park

Connect to resident and migrant songbirds, waterbirds and waders guided by the walk Leader Leslie Kinrys. Meet at 7:30 a.m. Meet at the Earl Bales Community Centre parking lot, 4169...
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Toronto Ornithological Club

Beginner Birding Hike – Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Have you wanted to get started in the fun and exciting hobby of bird watching but were not sure how to begin? We are here to help you. Spring migration...
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Wild Birds Unlimited

Bird Walk

Discover the beauty and diversity of bird life at Tommy Thompson Park.  Experienced birders will lead you through the best birding spots, helping to point out and identify many of...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Paddlebirding – SUP Eco-Tour Birder Edition

Discover birds and Toronto with this breathtaking experience; join Bird Studies Canada and Toronto Island SUP for a special edition Paddleboarding experience through the hidden waterways of the island lagoons....
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Toronto Island SUP
Bird Studies Canada
Day 12
21 May 2019

Gardening for Birds, Butterflies, and Beyond

Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features. Participants will receive...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Day 13
22 May 2019

Toronto’s Amazing Bird Life

Did you know that Toronto is home to lots of amazing rare and threatened birds? Join the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) staff to learn about some of the...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Day 14
23 May 2019

Arboretum Adventure Tales – Spring Migration

Bring your little ones to the Humber Arboretum for an ARBORETUM ADVENTURE TALE focused on spring migration. Families will take part in a travelling story that migrates through the Humber...
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Humber Aboretum

PADDLEBIRDING – SUP ECO-TOUR BIRDER EDITION

Discover birds and Toronto with this breathtaking experience; join Bird Studies Canada and Toronto Island SUP for a special edition Paddleboarding experience through the hidden waterways of the island lagoons....
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Toronto Island SUP
Bird Studies Canada

Birding by Ear-Learning to hear the avian landscape (Session 1: In-Class Learning)

Bird-watching might as well be called bird-listening, so important are audio cues in identifying and finding birds! Learn all about this crucial, but under-emphasized, an aspect of observing bird life....
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Day 15
24 May 2019

Swift Night Out

Join us at discovering Toronto’s best-kept secret and witness the amazing spectacle of hundreds of swifts diving into a chimney to roost overnight. We will meet at Allan Gardens at...
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Friends of Allan Gardens
Bird Studies Canada
Day 16
25 May 2019

Bird Watching Tour in Rexdale Islington Ravines

Join us at discovering Rexdale’s adorable feathered inhabitants. We will meet at Rexdale Hub, 21 Panorama Court at 6:45 AM for breakfast, and a short walk in the ravines. We...
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Rexdale STEM Club

Birding by Ear-Learning to hear the avian landscape (Session 2: In- Field Practice)

Bird-watching might as well be called bird-listening, so important are audio cues in identifying and finding birds! Learn all about this crucial, but under-emphasized, an aspect of observing bird life....
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Whimbrel Bird Walk

Discover a world of whimbrels. Join leader Kevin Seymour for a walk in front of the water. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the most southerly parking lot at the foot...
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Toronto Ornithological Club

Colonel Sam Smith Bird Festival

Join us to learn more about Toronto’s diverse population of birds during their peak spring migration. The fun, family-oriented day offers hourly guided bird tours, live bird and reptile exhibits,...
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Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront
City of Toronto
Day 17
26 May 2019

Beginner Birding Hike – Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Have you wanted to get started in the fun and exciting hobby of bird watching but were not sure how to begin? We are here to help you. Spring migration...
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Wild Birds Unlimited

Bird Spotting Club Session 3

The Bird Spotting Club is for 12-16 year old youth who are keen birders and have the experience, patience, and calm required to appreciate TTP’s prime birding spots and observe...
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority