Bird Watching in the City
Through curiosity and exploration of Toronto’s 1,500 parks, I discovered a vast variety of bird species. Many can be found right in the heart of the downtown core. Some common varieties such as the Canada goose, mallard duck and rock pigeon can be found right alongside hooded mergansers, black-crowned night herons and snowy owls.
Many bird species call Toronto’s parks home year round, while others such as the snowy owl and snow goose use these and many of the wooded areas as a rest or stop-over on their way to more southerly destinations.