Free Birds of Toronto Booklets Now Available at Your Local Branch

October 28, 2019 | Wendy B.

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Do you know:

  • The best food to stock your bird-feeder with if you want to attract cardinals?
  • Which two species of owl regularly nest in Toronto?
  • Why burdock plants are dangerous to songbirds?
  • How to make Indigo Buntings feel safe?
  • How you can become a bird rescue volunteer?


If the answer to any of the above is "No, but I'd like to", we have just what you need: 

Biodiversity - Birds of Toronto

New! Birds of Toronto, 2019 edition.

Birds of Toronto: A Guide to their Remarkable World is the newest addition to the Toronto Biodiversity Series. The Biodiversity Series is a collection of booklets, created by the City of Toronto, that provides in-depth biographies of many of the plants, animals, insects and fungi you're likely to meet in and around Toronto.

The City distributes a number of these booklets, via library branches, that people can take home and keep for free. (They tend to get snapped up quickly, so we also offer borrowable copies at branches throughout the city.)

And now, there's a new edition of Birds of Toronto coming to a branch near you! Every library in the city will be receiving copies for distribution – but since they're very popular, you might want to call ahead to make sure they're still available at your local branch. (Some locations may still have free copies of other volumes in the series, too – it never hurts to ask!)

And if you're interested in getting to know Toronto's salamanders, foxes, mushrooms, trees and bees, here's the whole series for you to borrow:


Biodiversity - Spiders of Toronto

Spiders of Toronto


Biodiversity - Mushrooms of Toronto

Mushrooms of Toronto


Biodiversity - Bees of Toronto

Bees of Toronto


Biodiversity - Trees Shrubs and Vines of Toronto

Trees, Shrubs & Vines of Toronto


Biodiversity - Butterflies of Toronto

Butterflies of Toronto


Biodiversity - Mammals of Toronto

Mammals of Toronto


Biodiversity - Reptiles and Amphibians of Toronto

Reptiles and Amphibians of Toronto


Biodiversity - Fishes of Toronto

Fishes of Toronto