EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
TORONTO HAS A WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY EVENT
The Toronto Bird Celebration takes place every May to engage the public in the spring migration. It is coordinated by Birds Canada. Online and in-person events include the Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Sam Smith park, which is sponsored by the City of Toronto.
SCHOOLS AND GROUPS OFFER EDUCATION ABOUT BIRDS
The Toronto District School Board's Outdoor Education centers provide students with opportunities to connect with nature and enjoy and learn about birds. Toronto Island Nature School has programs about biodiversity, climate change and a workshop on bird flight.
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) offers programs that are bird oriented, both inside and outside the classroom setting. They also have programs for new Canadians to help them learn about nature in Toronto.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES ARE HELPING BIRDS
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING RESOURCES ARE READILY AVAILABLE
The City of Toronto's website provides public access to resources that inform the public and can help them support birds, including Birds of Toronto, (with information about what kinds of birds can be seen in Toronto, and where to see them), Pollinator Strategy, and Biodiversity Strategy (with information about the benefits of native plant gardening).
PollinateTO is a City program offering grants to communities to establish pollinator gardens.
Pollinator Partnership works with the City to manage grant programs and provides native seedlings.
The TRCA website offers information about how to restore natural habitats.
TORONTO HAS PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS ABOUT BIRDS
Colonel Sam Smith Park and East Point Park have displays about birds in public areas.
THERE ARE ACCESSIBLE BIRDING LOCATIONS IN TORONTO
Birding locations and access are listed in Birds of Toronto, on the City's website.
The TRCA website also offers a list of the best birding locations in Toronto, many of which are accessible by TTC and/or bike.
A LOCAL SPECIES REFERENCE LIST IS AVAILABLE
The Toronto Ornithological Club has a birding checklist which is published in Birds of Toronto (page 48) and updated on their website.
TORONTO HAS A CITY BIRD
In progress. Unofficially it is the Northern Flicker (see Birds of Toronto).
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY SCIENCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN TORONTO
Active citizen science programs in Toronto include the Christmas Bird Count, the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring program (both coordinated by Birds Canada), volunteering with FLAP, and Global Bird Rescue.