TRCA Spring Bird Festival

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2024 TRCA Spring Bird Festival. Stay tuned for details about next year’s event!

red winged blackbird
eastern kingbird

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Spring Bird Festival is a free, public event at Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) to raise awareness of and celebrate the phenomenon of spring bird migration.

Located on the Toronto Waterfront at the convergence of two major migratory flyways, Tommy Thompson Park is Toronto’s largest greenspace and provides critical stopover habitat for migrating birds. There have been 318 native species recorded at the park!


TRCA’s Spring Bird Festival is part of the Toronto Bird Celebration, which celebrates the return of 50 million birds passing through Toronto!

cliff swallows
tree swallow
great egret - one of many species you may see at the TRCA spring bird festival

Plan Your Visit

Approximate distances and directions for key locations in Tommy Thompson Park (TTP):

Select the image below to download a copy of the TTP trail map.

Tommy Thompson Park trail map

We love your pets, but please leave them at home! To protect wildlife in the park, TTP has a No Pets Policy.


Please visit our information page to learn about avian influenza and how to stop the spread of the virus.

Currently, there have been no positive cases of avian influenza confirmed on TRCA’s properties. However, TRCA encourages all of our visitors to be informed about the virus and to take the proper precautions to protect your health and the health of others, including keeping a distance from birds and other wildlife.