Bird Watching

Please see our Places to Visit page for up-to-date status of our conservation areas, trails, and properties.

NOTE:

TRCA remains committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19. We continue to encourage visitors to self-screen, physically distance and use masks/face coverings while indoors. Advanced reservations and cashless payments remain in effect for some parks and facilities – please visit the park webpage or contact the park or facility for further detail. Hand sanitization stations remain in effect until further notice. Visitors are required to comply with all government regulations and mandates pertaining to COVID-19.


With more than 18,000 hectares of land under its care, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) provides access to some of the best bird watching locations in the region.

Bird watching at Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve

Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park provides a natural habitat for many species of colonial waterbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds, making it a favourite of local birders. Other popular locations include Petticoat Creek Conservation Park, Glen Haffy Conservation Park and Boyd Conservation Park.

Close-up of a warbler

The Kortright Centre for Conservation is home to several peregrine falcons and other birds of prey, including hawks and owls. The Raptor Centre at Kortright helps to facilitate the delivery of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation‘s successful outreach program.

See our Parks section for seasonal hours of operation.


Find Bird Watching at these Locations