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Bird-watching and a photography lesson

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Animal experience hosted by Andrea

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience is all about nature. We'll search on foot or by bike for local and migratory birds such as chickadees, swans, warblers, swallows, herons, ducks and more in the best place for bird-watching in Toronto. Most locals don't know that this important bird area on the edge of Lake Ontario exists. While our main focus is birds, we might come across a beaver, and maybe a snake too.

We'll meet near the bicycle share station in the parking lot of this urban wilderness with diverse biological communities, just east of the downtown core.

Bring a camera with a lens that provides a range from wide-angle to telephoto so we can photograph anything from insects to mammals. I share photography tips and discuss the art of seeing in photography. This is not a technical photography workshop. Smartphones can work for this experience too.

This incredible nature park is on the bird and monarch butterfly migration route (August) and is a prime bird-watching area in May/early June, Sep./early Oct, but birds are visible year-round.

You'll go home with photography tips, a peaceful time in nature, and hopefully photos of our bird sightings.

To get the most out of this experience, I highly recommend you bring or rent a bike at the bike-share station as the park has many interesting and diverse areas.

Covid-19: Please wear a mask.
This experience is all about nature. We'll search on foot or by bike for local and migratory birds such as chickadees, swans, warblers, swallows, herons, ducks and more in the best place for bird-watching in Toronto. Most locals don't know that this important bird area on the edge of Lake Ontario exists. While our main focus is birds, we might come across a beaver, and maybe a snake too.

We'll meet near the bicycle share station in th…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    For those that want to learn about photographing wildlife and nature, and d...
From $78
/ person

Meet your host, Andrea

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hi, I'm Andrea, a professional photographer of 17 years with over 6 years of experience in teaching photography. I was born and raised in Toronto and have lived here my entire life (over 40 years).

I am a lifelong nature and animal lover and am passionate about experiencing and photographing the natural world from tiny insects to monarch butterflies, birds, animals,​ and majestic elephants. I'm thrilled to be able to share my passion for wildlife and nature photography and hope to teach you how to photograph the natural world so you can go home with images, photography tips, and memories. I am excited about sharing our local natural world with you.
Hi, I'm Andrea, a professional photographer of 17 years with over 6 years of experience in teaching photography. I was born and raised in Toronto and have lived here my entire life (over 40 years).

I am a lifelong nature and animal lover and am passionate about experiencing and photographing the natural world from tiny insects to monarch butterflies, birds, animals,​ and majestic elephants. I'm thrilled to be able to share my passion for wildlife and nature photography and hope to tea…
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Where you'll be

We'll visit an urban wilderness on Lake Ontario's edge that most locals don't know about. We'll spend about 1.5 hours listening and observing as we look for birds, animals and nature to photograph. Note: To get the most out of this experience, I highly recommend bringing or renting a bicycle at the bike-share station in the parking lot as it will allow us to go deeper into the park to explore the variety of habitats and scenic areas.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    More tips

    We'll chat 24-48 hours before. Option to rent a bicycle from the bike-sharing station. For a 2 hour ride, it's approximately $15.25 CAD. Use a credit card to pay at the station. Recommended if you want to go further into the park to explore the variety of habitats and areas.

    What to bring

    Camera

    telephoto lens or wide-angle to telephoto lens