Are you a lover of nature? Do you yearn for a time to celebrate and enjoy all the earthy splendour that this planet we call home offers? If you are a nature enthusiast, you probably already know about Toronto’s Spring Bird Festival scheduled for May 9, 2020, at the Tommy Thompson Park. It is the perfect environment to reconnect not just with nature but also with friends, family, and even yourself as well. Undoubtedly, after visiting this festival you will better appreciate the need for humane wildlife removal to control bird presence on your North York property without harming the wildlife.
Toronto’s Spring Bird Festival
As you take in the awesomeness of Toronto’s largest green space, the lush setting is sure to grab and keep your attention. With more than 250 hectares of green space and a facility that stretches into Lake Ontario, Tommy Thompson Park is the ideal place for bird watching, and the ideal time is just when the migratory birds make their appearance.
But in the odd chance that the scenery isn’t enough, you can also expect to be wowed by the beautiful sights and sounds of the Park’s wildlife residents. Migratory birds (with 318 native species recorded so far) often stop over at this natural retreat as they travel from habitat to habitat. Experts will be right on hand to help arm you with fascinating knowledge about bird migration and the importance of protecting and preserving our birds.
Festival Do’s and Don’ts
Planning to check out the festival? Here are a few things you should know:
- Unfortunately, your pets cannot accompany you. This is important for the preservation of the birds and the safety of your pet as well.
- Only authorized vehicles will be allowed to enter the park.
- Free parking is provided at Unwin Avenue or Leslie Street, as well as in the TTP Parking Lot. Unfortunately, parking is limited so it is a good idea to get there early to secure your space.
- For the May 2020 event, the bird-friendly vendors, Birds and Beans will be selling coffee near the front entrance.
- Please take your own food and snacks as (with the exception of the coffee at the entrance) no food will be sold at the event.
A Closer Look at Starlings
You may just be lucky enough to spot a few starlings and learn some more about these misunderstood birds which were purposely introduced to the region 128 years ago. Starlings do intrude on and damage human property but there is more to these birds than meets the eye. One example of the little-appreciated facts about starlings is their tendency to unite in the face of danger. These birds must evade and elude larger birds such as hawks who are their natural predators. They work together to do this. At the first sign of danger or impending attack, the flock of starlings launches out into the sky and away from the threat, together. When it is time to return to the ground, they do this together as well.
These urbanized birds thrive on human accommodation. They inhabit spaces made available by people and they eat the food we discard. In many cities starlings are attracted by the food left lying about and as they flock to the ground to feed they can be very loud when in groups. They are able to mimic many sounds and can copy the calls of approximately 20 other bird types. They are also your lawn’s best friends as they feast on those pesky bugs and insects that infest your lawn.
Who to call When Starlings Intrude?
Humane wildlife removal services will help you to keep birds like starlings off your North York property without harming them or other wildlife in the process. Their strategies are humane and effective allowing the wildlife animals the best chance of survival while insulating your property against their intrusion.