Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CITY OF TORONTO DESCRIBES SAM SMITH PARK AS A "BIRD SANCTUARY"



The Parks department of the City of Toronto has recently produced a brochure titled "Birding in Toronto" that is available for free at City libraries.

The publication comes from the Toronto Bird Flyways and Sanctuaries Project whose goals are to fill a need for bird protection and to respond to a growing recreational interest in birding.  

The project focuses on habitat restoration work that enhances bird flyway corridors that connect to larger inter-continental ecosystems.

In this brochure, Sam Smith Park is appropriately shown as a "bird sanctuary", an integral link in Toronto's western watershed flyway corridor.

Below are some scans from the publication.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

WARBLERS STARTING TO ARRIVE!

Yellow Warbler
Warbling Vireo
It is that time of year again, and the Warblers are starting to trickle into Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

(Photographs from Irene Cholewka)