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Give a Hoot: Protecting Owls at Night in High Park

Saturday, May 18, 7-8:30 PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all our events, hikes and workshops. We do this to ensure we don’t exceed our capacity for indoor events or the maximum limits for group sizes on High Park’s ecologically sensitive trails. Please register on our website before coming to High Park.

We cannot guarantee availability of walk-in spots. If an event is at capacity, please put yourself on our waitlist. We will notify waitlisted participants if we open up new spots or sessions for our events. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Give a Hoot: Protecting Owls at Night in High Park Details

Step into the shadows for an evening nature hike where we unveil the world of owls in High Park. Like all nocturnal animals, owls are specially adapted to the dark. But what happens as the nighttime sky shrinks with artificial lights of urban ecosystems like Toronto? Join us for an educational evening walk about the owls of High Park. We will learn about the challenges they face due to light pollution in an increasingly illuminated world and what we can do to help them and other after-dark dwellers in High Park.

Note: This is one of the many events happening in the city as part of the Toronto Bird Celebration.

Price: $10

Please bring:

  • A flashlight, headlamp or fully charged cellphone.
Toronto Bird Celebration logo.

About Toronto Bird Celebration

Each May as the weather warms, Toronto sees more than 50 million birds pass through the city as part of their annual spring migration. The annual Toronto Bird Celebration helps bring attention and spread awareness about our avian friends. Through several in-person and online events, hikes and workshops, Torontonians get to experience, learn about and appreciate the magnificent world of birds.

Saturday, May 18, 7-8:30 PM

This event will begin at the High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.

A number of changes were made to the travel network within High Park as part of the High Park Movement Strategy that might influence your decision to drive to High Park. In case you’re driving we strongly recommend you to park your car at the public parking lot near Grenadier Cafe.

We continue to recommend using the TTC or biking as the best way to get to High Park and the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre is situated just a 5-minute walk from the High Park Subway Station. In case you were biking, there are bike racks available in front of the Nature Centre.

Please note, High Park is closed to cars on the weekends. If your event is on a weekend, you will need to park outside the park and walk in, or take transit.

Visit our How To Get Here page to learn more about planning your trips to High Park.

$10

Since this is a nighttime hike, please bring a flashlight, headlamp or fully charged cellphone.

Hike routes through High Park might include some uneven terrain and mild slopes.

We welcome registered therapy or guide dogs to our events. However, we kindly ask that that family pets be left at home.

This event is funded by Enbridge Fueling Futures. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other events, hikes and workshops in High Park.

Registration Policies

Please ensure you’ve read and understood our registration policies:

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Our Give a Hoot: Protecting Owls at Night Nature Hike in High Park​ is funded by Enbridge Fueling Futures. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other nature events, hikes and workshops in High Park.