Join us to revel in an incredible natural symphony this International Dawn Chorus Day! Dawn Chorus is part of the Toronto Bird Celebration, a month of bird events across the city. Millions of migrating birds will pass overhead while Sasan Beni, TBG seasonal horticulturist and avid birder, will be on hand to help identify the birds we hear and see.
The Dawn chorus generally starts with the songs of Robins and red-winged blackbirds and thrushes like the hermit thrush or Veery, about an hour before sunrise… closer to dawn they will be joined by the wrens, cardinals, song sparrows and white-throated sparrows, grackles and goldfinches. Warblers and kinglets will also be around.
Bring your binoculars for a better view and mug/thermos for a warm beverage and treat!
Sunday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Public $12, Members $10 (plus applicable taxes and fees)
About Sasan Beni
Sasan Beni is a writer-turned-horticulturist. While studying Environmental Landscape Management at Seneca College in King City, he took up birdwatching–a hobby that quickly evolved into a passion for wildlife photography.
Before joining the TBG in 2020 as a seasonal horticulturist, Beni worked as a seasonal gardener at the Toronto Zoo.
In the last 3 years he has led over 20 guided birdwatching walks at TBG and Wilket Creek Ravine and written several articles for Trellis magazine about urban wildlife, which include his own photographs.
Beni says, “I’ve always considered myself lucky in my encounters with wildlife, but my greatest luck comes from my profession.”
Please Note: As with any wildlife event, though highly unlikely for this event, the spotting of birds is not guaranteed and is not within the control of the TBG. The event will not be rescheduled due to a lack of bird sightings. Please note the event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 5 at 12 p.m.