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Dawn Chorus Birding

May 5 @ 5:30 am 7:00 am

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Join us for a beautiful chorus of birdsong at the start of the day!

Early in the day, the air is calm and other sounds are low. Join us for International Dawn Chorus Day to revel in an incredible natural symphony as birds pass overhead on their southern migration south. Sasan Beni, TBG Seasonal Horticulturist, and avid birder, will be on hand to help identify the birds we hear and see.

Bring your binoculars for a better view (we will have extras on hand) and a mug/thermos for a warm beverage and post-birding chat.

Please Note: As with any wildlife tour, the spotting of birds and other wildlife is not guaranteed and is not within the control of the tour guide. Please be patient and considerate. The tour will not be rescheduled due to lack bird sightings. The tour will only be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Meet at the TBG main entrance, just outside the George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture. The walk will start promptly at 5:30 a.m., arrive early to arrive on time.

Sunday, May 5, from 5:30- 7:00 a.m.

Registration: Public $22, Members $20 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

About Sasan Beni

Sasan Beni is a writer turned Horticulturalist. He graduated with a diploma in Environmental Landscape Management from Seneca College in King City, worked for the Toronto Zoo as a seasonal gardener, and joined TBG in 2020 as a seasonal Horticulturalist. His home is a revolving door of tropical plants. Beni is also passionate about birdwatching and wildlife photography. In the last three years he has led many guided birdwatching walks around Toronto and has written several articles for Trellis magazine illustrated with his nature photographs.

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Join the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) as a member to get a discount on this program, upcoming events and classes, and free parking. A TBG membership helps you deepen your knowledge and connection to the natural world, become a part of a dynamic community of plant people, and be inspired! Become a member!


The walk will be at a leisurely pace throughout, following designated pathways and trails but sometimes covering uneven terrain and steep inclines. Dress appropriately for the weather and walk slowly. Wearing layers is recommended. Closed-toed shoes are required. We will begin promptly. NOTE: This program occurs rain or shine (save for cases of extreme weather); please dress appropriately for the weather.

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May 5
5:30 am – 7:00 am
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Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 Canada