You can see some of the birds and their habitats in this video “Toronto: Colonel Samuel Smith Park”:

You're Invited: Spring Bird Festival in Toronto May 26, 2012

You're Invited: Spring Bird Festival in Toronto May 26, 2012

Join City of Toronto staff, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Humber Arboretum, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) and Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS) to celebrate Toronto’s bird habitats and their importance at the following FREE event:

Third annual Spring Bird Festival

FREE Admission

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

3131 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Saturday, May 26

8 a.m. to noon – Hourly Guided Bird Walks

9 a.m to 1 p.m – Spring Bird Festival

Highlights of the Spring Bird festival include:

  • a live reptile and amphibian display
  • guided bird walks
  • children’s activities
  • bird-viewing stations
  • educational display
  • crafts & games
  • bird box building
  • live birds
  • art workshops
  • photography (bring your own equipment)
  • bird-friendly coffee
  • and much more

Parking is limited and the festival is accessible by public transit.

For more information, call Toronto and Region Conservation Authority at 416-661-6600 or visit  www.trca.on.ca.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADVISORY

May 24, 2012

Third annual Spring Bird Festival takes flight at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

City of Toronto staff, in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Humber Arboretum, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) and Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS) will join members of the community to celebrate the third annual Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

Date: Saturday, May 26
Time: 8 a.m. to noon – hourly guided bird walks
9 a.m to 1 p.m – Spring Bird Festival
Location: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 3131 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

The Spring Bird Festival aims to create awareness about the importance of bird habitats. Highlights of the festival include a live reptile and amphibian display, guided bird walks, children’s activities, bird-viewing stations and educational displays. Admission is free.  Parking is limited and the festival is accessible by public transit.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park is a well-established bird stopover location for over 270 species of birds along the Etobicoke waterfront.

About the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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