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The Birds of Autumn Fall Migration in High Park
October 15 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
This will be an introduction to the habitats in High Park with a focus on birds.
Steve Garrett will point out the different habitats in the park and talk about what’s happening with the birdlife all around us: sparrows and thrushes on the ground, waterfowl and waders in the ponds, raptors overhead, and a variety of songbirds in the trees.
Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them, but they won’t be needed – we’re not focused on spotting birds so much as learning what birds to expect and where to find them. The pace will be an easy walk with frequent stops, we’ll mostly be sticking to paved paths.
Steve Garrett is a recreational birder who has been birding in High Park for over 10 years. He knows most of the birds that are common in the park and will take a guess at identifying the ones that are not common!
He has a pretty good idea of what birds to expect and where you are likely to find them, and can speak to some of the challenges that birds are experiencing and what High Park offers as a refuge for migrating birds and a natural environment that supports breeding birds.
He’s happy to give some pointers on how to get started with birding if that’s of interest.
Meet at the grassy centre triangle, just inside the main entrance to High Park on Bloor Street at 10:30 a.m.
Our next walk will be on November 12:
Art in the Park.