The City of Toronto is hosting the ninth annual Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park on May 26th, 2018 as part of the Toronto Bird Celebration Week. The event provides people with an opportunity to learn more about Toronto's diverse population of birds during their peak spring migration. The fun, family-oriented day offers hourly guided bird tours, live bird and reptile exhibits, fun workshops and crafts, and a variety of educational displays.
Located where two of the great North American migratory routes meet, the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways, Toronto is known as a migratory superhighway for birds. It is estimated that 50 million birds will fly over, or through, Toronto as they travel north to the Arctic and Boreal forest regions. Many will have flown thousands of kilometers during migration stopping for rest in Toronto. Several million of these birds will rely on the city's ravines, parks, gardens, and wetlands each year.
This Festival is in partnership with Concerned Citizens About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront, Friends of Samuel Smith Park, Humber Arboretum, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and Birds and Beans.