Young Birders’ Club – Fall Migration 2018

When:
September 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
2018-09-23T08:30:00-04:00
2018-09-23T11:30:00-04:00
Where:
Tommy Thompson Park
1 Leslie St
Toronto, ON M4M 3M2
Canada
Cost:
$35 – $120
Contact:
Raja Raudsepp
647-505-9960

migratory bird perches on a tree stump at Tommy Thompson Park

 

Join the Young Birders’ Club!

A birding hike series just for kids!

Young Birders will:

  • Learn how to use binoculars
  • Explore the park’s wilderness as we look for bird species
  • Visit the Bird Research Station
  • Meet other youth interested in birding

The Young Birders’ Club is an opportunity for youth, aged 9-12, to enjoy birding hikes specifically geared for young people. Our goal is to look for birds at Tommy Thompson Park through the fall migration season, develop our birding skills, and explore the natural world of the park. The club will meet on four occasions (see dates below), and with every meeting, we will grow our bird observation  and identification skills. On our fourth and final meeting this season, families are invited to come along on our birding hike to learn from our Young Birders. Whether you’re a bird beginner or already know a warbler from a wren, come join the club!

**Please note that meetings will involve a significant amount of walking.**

Binoculars and field guides are provided for the meetings.

Meeting Dates:

We encourage Young Birders to attend all four meetings, if possible, however if this isn’t an option, we look forward to having birders present at the meetings you can attend! We will be cycling for two of the meetings. Participants are to bring their own bicycles and helmets.

Meeting dates are on the following Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • September 23 – cycling
  • September 30 – walking
  • October 14 – cycling
  • October 28 – On this date, families of Young Birders are invited to come birding with us!

Our meetings will be taking place rain or shine! In cases of heavy rain, our activities will be indoors, in the Nature Centre of Tommy Thompson Park. In cases of lightning/thunder, we will reschedule our meeting for November 4th. Refunds will not be issued if we need to reschedule to November 4th.

Please contact Raja Raudsepp with any questions at rraudsepp@trca.on.ca or 647-505-9960.