Whimbrel and CN Tower in Toronto

Flock of 10 Whimbrel flying past the CN Tower in Toronto on 21 May 2015. Photographed from the Whimbrel Watch at Colonel Sam Smith Park in Toronto. Whimbrel migrate through Toronto from the Eastern Shore of Virginia and other locations on the US east coast to breeding areas around Hudson Bay and across the Arctic to the Mackenzie River Delta in Canada's Northwest Territories. Come out and join us as we scan Lake Ontario for flocks of vocal Whimbrel, their trilling calls often heard before they are seen, every day from from now until the end of May. Early morning is best. Peak days typically those around May 24th. Directions: Take Kipling Avenue south of Lake Shore Blvd to where it ends in a parking lot. Walk south to lake where a short peninsula juts out into Lake Ontario.