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 bird behaviour. The group will be led by an expert birder, Emily Rondel, who will share her knowledge and skills. This group will have a maximum of 8 participants to ensure minimal disturbance to the wildlife.
Located on the Leslie Street Spit, Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) is Toronto’s prime birding hotspot. There is no better place to experience the city’s migratory birds as they head north after spending the winter in warmer climates. As a follow-up to the Young Birders’ Club in the park, keen young birders are invited to join our new, more advanced, group: Bird Spotting Club!
Some sessions will include visits to the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station to learn about research being done, and with luck, to see songbirds up close during the monitoring process. Mostly, however, sessions will focus on exploring such park areas as the lighthouse tip, Pipit Point, the Wet Woods, and the wetland cells.
Sessions will involve a significant amount of walking. Binoculars are provided for those who may not have their own.
Session Dates: We encourage young birders to attend all three sessions if possible; however, if this isn’t an option, we look forward to having birders present at the sessions you can attend! Two of our sessions will be on bikes, and one on foot. Participants are to bring their own bicycles and helmets.
Sessions are on the following Sunday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- April 28 – cycling
- May 12 – walking
- May 26 – cycling
Note: this is a paid event. Full details and registration at Tommy Thompson Park Bird Spotting Club
Please contact Raja Raudsepp with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647.505.9960
Rain date: Our sessions will proceed when the weather is good for birding (i.e. not raining). In cases of rain, we will reschedule our session for June 2nd. Refunds will not be issued if we need to reschedule to June 2nd.