Spring Bird Hikes for Beginner Birders
Have you wanted to get started in the fun and exciting hobby of bird watching but were not sure how to begin? We are here to help you. Spring migration is about to ramp up, many of our local birds will be returning to the area while others are passing through. Soon it will be time to start wandering the local hot spots to get a look at the birds in their spring finery.
Wild Birds Unlimited has hikes planned through the peak weeks of migration. We will be birding one of the local birding hot spots, Colonel Samuel Smith Park. If you are not familiar with park as per the Friends of Sam Smith Park,
"Sam Smith Park is the jewel of the Lakeshore - a tranquil, waterfront sanctuary of wetlands, woods, shore and meadow. It supports a magnificent web of life with a diversity of environments that provide food, habitat and protection for the many species of plants and the birds and animals that pass through or call it home. The gentle sounds and green beauty of the park provide a restorative, stress reducing element to the life of the residents of the Lakeshore and to the increasing number of lucky visitors who are discovering its special gifts."
The staff of Wild Birds Unlimited, Kyle and Barb will be leading the hikes.
Please call or email the store and sign up for the hike/hikes date/s you wish to attend. Please provide the number of attendees.
We will meet in the first parking lot at Colonel Samuel Smith Park at 7:45 am. Download park map - Parking Lot Location
Hikes will run until 10 am.
Hikes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Hike updates will be posted to this website or please call the store Saturday during working hours (10 am - 5 pm)
These hikes are free.
Store telephone number - 416-233-3558; store email - [email protected]
Please note: Participants in hikes take part at their own risk and Wild Birds Unlimited assumes no responsibility for any loss or injury however sustained.
Hikes will take place on the following Sundays:
April 28 May 05 May 12 May 19 May 26