Toronto’s High Park is a convenient and attractive destination for birding.
In the Spring & Fall, High Park is an important stop-over for migrating birds. Well over 150 species are seen regularly.
Most of the birds will continue north. But more than 50 species stay in the park and breed, i.e. raise a family.
SUCCESS WITH BIRDING
Some tips on how to watch birds READ MORE
BIRDING THROUGH THE SEASONS
A wide variety of bird-life can be found in High Park through the seasons READ MORE
Some Common Waterbirds of Grenadier Pond
Visitors looking for wildlife can see mute swans, Canada geese, ducks and cormorants on the pond. READ MORE
Great Blue Heron
These stately waterbirds are one of the park’s largest and most majestic visitors. READ MORE
What are those large black birds that spread their wings to dry in the springtime? READ MORE
High Park Hawk Watch
High Park Nighthawk Watch
Help count Common Nighthawks (a species at risk) as they concentrate over Toronto’s High Park during Fall migration. READ MORE
A personal view of the birds of High Park
HIGH PARK CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS
The most recent High Park Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (a very windy day). The High Park route ended up with 43 species, our lowest since 2007. Dark-eyed Junco and Rock Pigeon numbers were the lowest ever since 1990, and it was only the 3rd time we missed Song Sparrow. Low Rock Pigeon numbers were likely due to a lack of coverage of areas where large flocks congregate. Overall, low numbers of individuals of many species appeared to be the norm for most routes in this year's Toronto CBC. - Bob Yukich
Learn more about winter birding
Links to bird information sites