An Evening of Swifts and Nighthawks

The Pavilions at Evergreen Brick Works
Community Arts and Culture Building
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
Annie Vandenberg

Did you know that the Chimney Swift can fly as fast as 240 km/hour in pursuit of catching insects on the wing?

Join us for an evening of discovery and mesmerization with Emily Rondel and Liz Purves from Bird Studies Canada as we watch and learn about two urban bird species at risk: the Chimney Swifts and the Common Nighthawks.

We’ll watch the birds swoop, glide, dive and call to each other as they dine on the insects in the Don Valley. We’ll follow their flight path through the wetlands while enjoying their aerial acrobats overhead.

We’ll explore how we can support these at-risk urban aerial insectivores through citizen science and stewardship.


In partnership with Bird Studies Canada. Supported by TD Bank Financial Group Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).