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12/15/2015

TTP Holiday hours


Tommy Thompson Park is a great place to visit during the holidays - but don't be left out in the cold!

Check out the park hours before heading down to the waterfront. Be sure to dress appropriately so that you can enjoy a beautiful day exploring TO's Urban Wilderness.

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

On Saturday, 9 January 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. join us for a family-friendly birding event!

Whether you're new to birding or have been birding for several seasons, the Christmas Bird Count is a great way to sharpen your winter bird identification skills! Become a citizen scientist and help monitor birds at Tommy Thompson Park. Your observations contribute to scientific data collections across North America.

Register for the morning only or for a whole day of birding. Details and registration at CBC4Kids-TTP.Eventbrite.ca

12/01/2015

New Raptor Research Program at TTPBRS

The James L. Baillie Memorial Fund for Bird Research and Preservation honours a great Canadian naturalist, conservationist and educator. James Baillie truly was an ornithological icon. Coordinated by Bird Studies Canada, this fund supports research, monitoring, education and conservation projects. It is thanks to a generous grant from the Baillie Fund that TTPBRS's Raptor Research Project was able to take flight!



With great pleasure, we are happy to declare this pilot year for the Raptor Research Project a phenomenal success! We met our expectation for the Observation Station, and the Banding Station exceeded the numbers we had predicted. The project not only furthered raptor data at Tommy Thompson Park, but auxiliary benefits were also evident. Two of the banding station's volunteers were able to expanded their banding skills, and are now are capable of running the Raptor stations solo. The identification skills of our main counters were also fine tuned, with five others readily identifying species by themselves. Sharing information, learning new skills and creating excitement for birds embodies the spirit of the Baillie Fund. It has genuinely enriched the TTPBRS in many ways.

With continued interest and eager volunteers, a successful second year of the Raptor Research Project is a guarantee!

The team at Tommy Thompson Park sincerely thanks Bird Studies Canada for their continued support!