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Bird Watching

With more than 38,000 acres of land under our ownership, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) provides access to many exciting places to bird watch close to home!

birdwatchingNear the city, Tommy Thompson Park, Colonel Samuel Smith Park and Humber Bay Park provide excellent viewing of colonial waterbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds. Hundreds of species of birds take advantage of the varied habitats of wetland, forest and meadow protected in our conservation areas outside the city limits.

The Kortright Centre for Conservation in particular is home to several peregrine falcons and other birds of prey, including hawks and owls. The Raptor Centre helps to facilitate the delivery of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation's (CPF) successful outreach program. The peregrines and other birds make appearances throughout the year at special events held at the Kortright Centre for Conservation. They can also be viewed in outdoor pens at the CPF Raptor Centre. For more information about CPF and links to nest web cams, visit


Bird Watching

The following parks offer some great bird watching opportunities. Click on the link for location and directions!

Albion Hills Conservation Area
16500 Hwy 50, 8 km north of Bolton

Boyd Conservation Area
8739 Islington Ave, 5 km north of Hwy 7

Bruce's Mill Conservation Area
3291 Stouffville Rd, 3 km east of Hwy 404

Glen Haffy Conservation Area
19305 Airport Rd, 9 km north of Caledon East

Heart Lake Conservation Area
10818 Heart Lake Rd, 3 km north of Hwy 7

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan

Petticoat Creek Conservation Area
1100 Whites Rd, 1 km south of Hwy 401

Tommy Thompson Park
Foot of Leslie Street, South of Lake Shore Blvd E.