Best Birdwatching for Kids

You’ll be surprised how quickly kids from ages 6-8 are captivated with birdwatching. From the best binoculars to family-friendly guided walks, here’s all you need to know to get your flock hooked on birding.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Bushnell Powerview 8×21 DCF Binoculars are meant for kids, but the pint size and pretty price tag of $20 make them perfect for beginners – pick up a pair at Mountain Equipment Co-Op.
400 King St W, Toronto, 416-340-2667

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

This pocketsize book is packed with cool facts and a kid-friendly picture-based index.
Available at Chapters Indigo, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, 416-925-3536

Tommy Thompson Park

Sunday morning guided bird walks and a spring young birder’s club provide the perfect intro to ornithology.
1 Leslie St, Toronto 

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Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a writer and editor, living in Toronto. She loves baking apple crisps and fruit pies, napping on a blanket at the beach, running on the shore, and camping out in the living room for fried chicken picnics.

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