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.

2022 MeetingsTop

10 January

Tyler Hoar, Freelance Ornithologist/Consultant and Winter Finch Forecaster

"The Hoar Winter Finch Forecast"

16 February

Michael Runtz, Naturalist, Author and Storyteller

"Algonquin Wild - new date, please be aware."

14 March

Erik Wing

""Birds on the brain: exploring the cognitive neuroscience of birding.""

11 April

Dr. Daniel Klem - Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology in the Department of Biology at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania

"Solid Air - Invisible Killer: Saving Billions of Birds from Windows"

2 May

Dr. Madhur Anand, Director Guelph Institute for Environmental Research

"Parasitic Oscillations. A stunning new collection of poems that examine various aspects of living and practicing as both a poet and scientist in the Anthropocene during a time of unravelling."

13 June

Ellen Schwartzel, President of the Toronto Field Naturalists, Ontario's Deputy Environmental Commissioner (retired 2018)

"Adding Nature to Toronto's Urban Fabric"

12 September

Merilyn Simonds

"Louise de Kiriline Lawrence - The Making of an Amateur Ornithologist"

17 October
17 October, 2022 - note date

Rob Porter, Director at Large, Hamilton Naturalist Club and Host of the Songbirding podcast.

"In person - The Wide World of Birding. A look under the hood at the new Merlin app, Eastern Bluebird trails and discoveries from Hamilton's Christmas Bird Count data."

14 November

Jean Iron - our very own TOC member

"The Nature of Arctic Birds"

12 December

TOC Members Night

"Music and Birds - Susan Spier, Altiplano Birding in Chile - John Carley, Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas-3 update - Mark Peck "

2023 MeetingsTop

9 January

Wayne Humphries - Masters in Environmental Science, York University

"Virtual Presentation - The Importance of Public Engagement in Conservation Management - The Murre / Turr Hunt in Bonavista Bay, NL - A Case Study."

13 February

Paula and Michael Webster

"Virtual Presentation - The Condor's Feather-Travelling Wild in South America"

13 March

Brett Forsyth

"My Big Green Year"

10 April

Chris Early, Arboretum, University of Guelph

"TBA"

1 May

Bill Read

"Bluebirds and Book Sale"

12 June

TBA

"TBA"

11 September

TBA

"TBA"

16 October

TBA

"TBA"

13 November

TBA

"TBA"

11 December

TBA

"TBA"