Bird-watching and a photography lesson

Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Andrea

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

This experience is all about getting outdoors and into nature. We'll search for local birds in one of 3 fantastic bird-watching hotspots in Toronto. We'll identify species and then record our sightings as citizen scientists using an app. Most locals don't know the variety of birds that can be found on the edge of Lake Ontario. While our main focus is birds, we might come across a rabbit, beaver, muskrat, mink or coyote as we look for birds, nature and landscapes to photograph.

Bring a camera with a lens that provides a range from wide-angle to telephoto so we can photograph anything from insects to mammals. In this experience, I will cover how to see the light and composition as well as provide tips for photographing birds and wildlife. This experience is about the art of seeing in photography and not about the technical aspects of photography. Smartphones can work for this experience too.

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

Covid-19: Please keep a 2-metre distance, bring a mask should we need to get closer, and do a self-assessment.
This experience is all about getting outdoors and into nature. We'll search for local birds in one of 3 fantastic bird-watching hotspots in Toronto. We'll identify species and then record our sightings as citizen scientists using an app. Most locals don't know the variety of birds that can be found on the edge of Lake Ontario. While our main focus is birds, we might come across a rabbit, beaver, muskrat, mink or coyote as we look for birds, natur…
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What's included

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Meet your Host, Andrea

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hi, I'm Andrea, a professional photographer of 18 years with over 7 years of experience in teaching photography. I was born and raised in Toronto and have lived here my entire life.

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 18 years with over 7 years of experience in teaching photography. I was born and raised in Toronto and have lived here my entire life.

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 p…
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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 hour listening and observing as we look for birds, animals and nature to photograph.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Toni
June 2021
Beautiful park. Lots of birds! Andrea is full of bird knowledge and has a great eye for noticing them in places a casual bird watcher wouldn't think to look.
Jerry And Angel
March 2021
It is my pleasure to have this experience with Andrea. She is very knowledgeable and thoughtful, and I learnt a lot from this session. Highly recommended.
Yannan
October 2020
Andrea was very courteous to us and showed us great places to spot bird that we previously didn’t know. We managed to spot Canada geese, swan and even a beaver. Andrea also showed me some of the tips on taking bird photos.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 9 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Camera
telephoto lens or wide-angle to telephoto lens
non-surgical mask
water

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.