Winter 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. Winter birding can be fun and exciting and yes it can be cold. But we do have a good selection of winter bird species that arrive in the GTA for winter. From Junco's and American Tree Sparrows to Great Black-backed Gulls, Long-tailed Ducks, Snowy Owls and even Peregrine Falcons.
Wild Birds Unlimited has hikes planned for February. We plan to bird two of the local birding hot spots, Colonel Samuel Smith Park and Humber Bay East.
The Kyle and Barb of Wild Birds Unlimited will be leading the hikes.
Please dress for the weather, winds blowing off of the lake can be very cold. Please bring binoculars and if possible a spotting scope.
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.
Colonel Samuel Smith Park - meet at 9:00 am at the first parking lot. Download park map - Sam Smith Parking Lot Location
Humber Bay East - meet at 9:00 am in the main parking lot. Download park map - Humber Bay Parking Lot Location
Hikes will run until 11 am.
Hikes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Call the store Saturday during working hours (10 am - 5 pm) for a hike update.
These hikes are free.
Store telephone number - 416-233-3558; store email - [email protected]
After the hike come by the store to warm up and have a free cup or two of Creemore Bird Friendly coffee.
Hikes will take place on the following Sundays:
February 10 - Colonel Sam Smith
February 17 - Colonel Sam Smith - This will be a Great Backyard Bird Count hike
February 24 - Humber Bay East - Cancelled due to weather