Meetings

From September through June, TOC members and their guests meet on the second Monday of each month except the first Monday in May and the third Monday in October.

Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at the High Park Nature Centre (formerly High Park Forestry School), located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive in High Park, Toronto.Directions to High Park.

2017 MeetingsTop

9 January

Dr Kevin Kerr, Curator of Birds & Invertebrates, Toronto Zoo

"The Role of Zoos in Conservation"

13 February

Ms. Hazel Wheeler, Lead Biologist - Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery

"Loggerhead Shrike Recovery in Ontario"

13 March

Sheryl Santos, Partnering and Engagement Officer, Rouge National Urban Park

"Rouge National Urban Park"

3 April

ZoƩ Lebrun-Southcott, Executive Director, Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario

"Bobolinks - Grassland birds at risk in agricultural landscapes."

1 May

Caroline Schultz - Executive Director, Ontario Nature

"Protecting life on earth: why we need more parks and protected areas."

12 June

Daniel Riley - Environment Canada, Emily Rondel - Bird Studies Canada, Mark Peck - Royal Ontario Museum

"Checklists - Old and New! eBird, the TOC and the New Taxonomy."

11 September

Diana Teal - Director High Park Nature Centre; Tim McCarthy - High Park Hawk Watch; Leslie Gooding - Conservation Initiatives in High Park

"Welcome back to High Park - We haved moved to the High Park Nature Centre and couldn't be more excited! A TOC re-introduction to the Park. There are lots of things to do so lets get involved! Meeting starts as usual - 7:30"

16 October

Soren Bondrup-Nielsen

"Pukaskwa - A Naturalist's Year Surveying Birds in the Lake Superior Wilderness, 1976-1977"

13 November

Dr. Santiago Claramunt - Associate Curator, Ornithology, Royal Ontario Museum.

""Origin and evolution of modern birds""

11 December

Justin Peter, John Crawford, Eric Baldo, Ian Maione.

"Justin Peter-"Birds of Gambia", John Crawford-"In search of Galapagos Finches", Eric Baldo-"A Birder's Guide to Becoming An Environmentalist" , Ian Maione-Hawkwatching. Book Sale-hosted by our very own Jim and Petra Grass."

2018 MeetingsTop

8 January

Jean Iron

"Gulls and Shorebirds - Ashbridges Bay Flood. The flooding of Woodbine Beach in 2017 produced the finest shorebird and gull watching in Toronto in many years. "

12 February

TBA

"TBA"

12 March

TBA

"TBA"

9 April

TBA

"TBA"

7 May

TBA

"TBA"

11 June

TBA

"TBA"

10 September

Tim McCarthy and Mark Peck

"Hawkwatch Workshop - Hawk Migration has begun and High Park is a great place to improve your hawk identification while helping out with one of the TOC's citizen science projects."

15 October

TBA

"TBA"

12 November

TBA

"TBA"

10 December

TBA

"TBA"