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HIGH PARK NATURE is a joint project of the High Park Natural Environment Committee and High Park Stewards. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, articles and photos. Please contact us at mail@highparknature.org

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Birds 

Birds of High Park

Toronto’s High Park is a convenient and attractive destination for birding.

In the Spring & Fall, High Park is an important stop-over for migrating birds. Well over 150 species are seen regularly.

Most of the birds will continue north. But more than 50 species stay in the park and breed, i.e. raise a family.

PHOTO GALLERIES

Bird Gallery - Woodlands & Savannah

Bird Gallery - Wetlands

Young Birds


SUCCESS WITH BIRDING

Some tips on how to watch birds READ MORE

BIRDING THROUGH THE SEASONS

A wide variety of bird-life can be found in High Park through the seasons READ MORE

BIRD LISTS

List of Bird Species Recorded at High Park - from High Park Woodland & Savannah Management Plan.

Common Birds of High Park Wetlands

Common Birds of High Park Oak Savannah and Woodlands

Some Common Waterbirds of Grenadier Pond

Visitors looking for wildlife can see mute swans, Canada geese, ducks and cormorants on the pond. READ MORE

Great Blue Heron

These stately waterbirds are one of the park’s largest and most majestic visitors. READ MORE

 

Double-crested Cormorants

What are those large black birds that spread their wings to dry in the springtime? READ MORE

 

Ducks

The park's ponds are used by many species of dabbling and diving ducks. READ MORE & READ MORE

 

High Park Hawk Watch

During the fall, observers and visitors can experience the thrill of watching migrating hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures on Hawk Hill. READ MORE See also Red-tailed Hawk

High Park Nighthawk Watch

Help count Common Nighthawks (a species at risk) as they concentrate over Toronto’s High Park during Fall migration. READ MORE

A personal view of the birds of High Park

Article in ON Magazine Summer 2009

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The most recent High Park & vicinity count was held on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Total species: 48. See 2016 and previous years' results.

The count is coordinated through the Toronto Ornithological Club and Bird Studies Canada.

1976 Ontario Naturalist article about 1936 High Park & vicinity CBC

 

WINTER BIRDING

Learn more about winter birding

 

EXTIRPATED SPECIES

Red-headed Woodpecker

 

Links to bird information sites
 
Bald Eagle, winter 2015
David Kaposi
White-breasted Nuthatch
Iain Fleming
Barred Owl
Tony Pus
Caspian Tern
Stephanie Gellman
Purple Martins
Karen Yukich
Great Blue Heron
Miguel de la Bastide
Cormorants
Colin Marcano
Ducks
Colin Marcano

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