Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where to Find Wildlife and Birds in Toronto-Part II

By popular demand and protest, mostly a lot of 'Where did you take that picture?' emails, here are some other spots in the Toronto area that you might want to check out after you've read Part One. And remember, here at Toronto Wildlife we define 'Toronto' in a pretty relaxed way.

  • Colonel Sam Smith Park--Found at the foot of Kipling right on the lakeshore, this park offers a series of paths between various inlets and ponds. A great place for waterfowl to be sure, but also a spot where you can find mink and fox.
  • Humber Bay East--Just a stone's throw or so down Lakeshore Blvd. to the east from Colonel Sam Smith Park you can find Humber Bay East. This is mostly a spot for waterfowl in the spring and winter.
  • Lynde Shores Conservation Area--Okay, this is WAY farther to the east, in Whitby technically speaking. Take the 401 to the Brock Street exit (not Brock Road) and then south to Victoria Street and west to Lynde Shores. There are always birds to see, plus extensive walking paths through the marsh where you'll often see deer. In the fall the wooden boardwalk off to the side of the parking lot gives access to literally tens of thousands of Canada Geese taking off each morning. Note you must pay to park at this location.