Celebirdy-spotting is one of the biggest perks of living in Toronto! During May, glamorous celebirdies flock to the city’s parks and greenspaces for all to enjoy. From the Danforth to James Gardens, celebirdies – like the Blackburnian Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, Wood Duck, Downy Woodpecker, Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Red-winged Blackbird – are spotted every day close to your home. Can you find one? Tell us about your bird sighting on social media for your chance to win prizes from Fjällräven, Firefly Books, Planet in Focus Film Festival, and Passerina Bird Connection.
How to Enter
The entry period will be open from April 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. EST to May 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Follow Birds Canada on Instagram (@birds.canada) and Twitter (@birdscanada).
Look for “celebirdies”: birds in your neighbourhood, yard, or garden in the GTA.
Enjoy watching your bird superstar. Then, send us a tweet or leave a comment on one of our Instagram posts mentioning which bird you found and where. Use only the #TOBirdParty and #Celebirdy hashtags and tag Birds Canada (@birds.canada on Instagram and @birdscanada on Twitter).
You can comment more than once, but only one draw entry will be granted per entrant.
One winner per week will be selected by a random draw. The draw dates are April 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28. Each winner will be announced on Instagram and Twitter the week following the draw. The winners will also be notified on Instagram and Twitter by Birds Canada.
Only those in the Greater Toronto Area are eligible to win prizes.
Seven winners will be selected from among eligible entries by random draw. Each winner will receive one out of seven prize packs, valued at $180-$220 each. The prize packs may include:
If You Win
The prize winners must provide Birds Canada with a mailing address in order to receive their prizes. The mailing addresses of the prize winners will not be used by Birds Canada for any reason other than to mail the prizes.
If a winner’s mailing address is not provided by 13 June 2021, the winner forfeits their chance to claim to the prize. Another winner will be randomly selected until all the prizes have been awarded.
Comments that are judged by Birds Canada staff to be irrelevant will be deleted and the person who posted the comment will not be entered in the draw.
The contest is being run by Birds Canada. It is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram.
The approximate value of each prize is $180-$220.
The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
These are the top birding locations in Toronto. We have assessed these locations in order to give you recommendations on the best and most accessible birding spots in Toronto. The descriptions include the maximum number of species seen and an accessibility rating. Inaccessible locations are those with trails not suitable for mobility devices. Fully accessible locations have frequent benches, paved surfaces, manageable slopes and adapted bathrooms. Locations rated as very accessible have trails suitable for people with disabilities but might have some slopes and fewer benches. Somewhat accessible refers to locations that are somewhat manageable but can have slopes and surfaces other than pavement. Please check the description of each of the spots to see their accessibility assessment.
Would you like to know which birds are people finding around where you live? How cool would that be! There is a way… Every day, people report sightings of the most common and the rarest birds around them. You can join the community to celebrate the birds with whom we share our neighbourhoods and parks throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Find the live list here. It’s live. TO.TA.LLY. Live!!
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