Events-Closed until 2018

Thank you for joining us for the events held in neighbourhoods throughout Toronto in 2017. Check back in 2018 to plan your next Toronto Bird Celebration!

Day 1
12 May 2017

Environmental Planner’s Roundtable Event

What is “Biodiversity”?  Biodiversity refers to the variety of life and the critical role it plays within varied ecosystems, including our growing urban environments.  The image of “the web of...
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Day 2
13 May 2017

Wings and Wildflowers!

Calling all kids and families! Join us from 10:00 am-12;00 pm for a spring wildflower walk through the forest and meadow at the Humber Arboretum, focusing on the diversity of...
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Spring Bird Festival

Celebrate spring migration and International Migratory Bird Day at the Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival. Join guided bird walks, see a bird banding demonstration, participate in kid’s activities and...
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Explore Colonel Sam 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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International Migratory Bird Day (Rouge National Urban Park)

Parks Canada and the Toronto Zoo are proud to host International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in the Rouge on Saturday May 13, 2017. This international event celebrates migratory birds making...
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International Migratory Bird Day (Toronto Zoo)

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebrates the migration of birds between their nesting grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Central and South America. The theme this year...
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Day 3
14 May 2017

Morning Bird Walk

Tommy Thompson Park is a globally significant Important Bird Area and is a critical stopover for migratory birds. Join us for a guided bird walk to see and learn about...
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Day 4
15 May 2017

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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Day 5
16 May 2017

Lake Ontario Evenings-Citizen Science

Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan in the Lake Ontario Evenings speaker series TUESDAY MAY 16, 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) All are welcome...
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Day 6
17 May 2017

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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Day 7
18 May 2017

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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Day 8
19 May 2017

Thorncliffe Park Outdoor Activities

Join the Bird Studies Canada team at the Thorncliffe Park community market! We will have a booth at the market with prizes and games to highlight the amazing birds that...
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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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Day 9
20 May 2017

Explore Colonel Sam 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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Day 10
21 May 2017

Morning Bird Walk

Tommy Thompson Park is a globally significant Important Bird Area and is a critical stopover for migratory birds. Join us for a guided bird walk to see and learn about...
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Day 11
22 May 2017

Whimbrel Watch

Help us scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, an elusive migrant. The Watch is run all day, but mornings are best because Whimbrel depart the US East Coast...
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Day 12
23 May 2017

Whimbrel Watch

Help us scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, an elusive migrant. The Watch is run all day, but mornings are best because Whimbrel depart the US East Coast...
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After-school Bird Adventure

Explore the world of birds through this outdoor, interactive scavenger hunt!  Try to find all the clues you can in Nature Center's outdoor classroom to figure out what birds are up to at this time of year.  There will be prizes for successful bird detectives! Meet at the Nature Centre at 4:00 pm.
Day 13
24 May 2017

Whimbrel Watch

Help us scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, an elusive migrant. The Watch is run all day, but mornings are best because Whimbrel depart the US East Coast...
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Swift Night Out

Join us to learn more about the Chimney Swift and its spectacular spring roosting behaviour. At 8:15 p.m. meet by Moss Park Armoury (NE corner of Jarvis St. and Queen...
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Day 14
25 May 2017

Whimbrel Watch

Help us scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, an elusive migrant. The Watch is run all day, but mornings are best because Whimbrel depart the US East Coast...
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Day 15
26 May 2017

Whimbrel Watch

Help us scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, an elusive migrant. The Watch is run all day, but mornings are best because Whimbrel depart the US East Coast...
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Art Imitates Nature: Contemporary works using Museum collections

Join artists Deborah Samuel and Sara Angelucci along with ROM ornithologist Mark Peck and OCADU’s Michael Prokopow as they explore the many ways natural history collections (particularly birds) have served...
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Thorncliffe Park Outdoor Activities

Join the Bird Studies Canada team at the Thorncliffe Park community market! We will have a booth at the market with prizes and games to highlight the amazing birds that...
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Day 16
27 May 2017

Whimbrel Watch

Help us scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, an elusive migrant. The Watch is run all day, but mornings are best because Whimbrel depart the US East Coast...
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“The Last Curlew” from Tom Allen

A free performance of “The Last Curlew”. Inspired by the seminal environmental novel by the Canadian naturalist Fred Bodsworth, The Last Curlew follows the 13,000 km migration of the critically...
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Bird Walk at Colonel Sam Smith Park

Meet Kevin Seymour at 7:30 a.m. at the most southerly parking lot at the foot of Kipling Ave. south of Lakeshore West. This will be a gentle walk over level...
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Explore Colonel Sam 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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Bird Hike

Meet 8:00 a.m. at the base of the Spit (Tommy Thompson Park) parking lot near the intersection of Leslie Street & Unwin Ave. Join leader John Carley to look for...
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Colonel Sam Smith Bird Festival

Activities, crafts, hourly bird walks, displays and bird-friendly coffee! Live birds, reptiles and amphibians and much more! 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM www.friendsofsamsmithpark.ca
Day 17
28 May 2017

Birds of Downsview Park

Put on your citizen science hat! In support of Toronto’s Bird Celebration, come for a walk as we explore some of the nesting spots of common birds in Downsview Park....
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Morning Bird Walk

Tommy Thompson Park is a globally significant Important Bird Area and is a critical stopover for migratory birds. Join us for a guided bird walk to see and learn about...
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