Global Bird Rescue

TFN will be joining with FLAP Canada and conservation groups from around the world in the Global Bird Rescue (GBR), September 30 to October 6. This important international initiative aims to raise awareness about bird building collisions, and bring communities together to search for fallen birds in their neighbourhood, thus increasing their chances for a successful rehabilitation/release.

To learn more about the Global Bird Rescue please visit

TFN members are welcome to join our GBR Team by doing the following:

  1. Visit and click the “Register” link to get the short form you need to fill out. All in all registration takes about 60 seconds.
  2. Send your GBR username to It will be sent on to FLAP Canada who will add you to the TFN Team.
  3. Between Sept 30 and Oct 6, go out check for injured birds around nearby buildings. If you find any birds, “Report a Collision” via the Global Bird Collision Mapper on your mobile device or later on from your home computer. If you find a bird in need of help, please reach out to Toronto Wildlife Centre or a rescue organization of your choice.

Complete instructions on how to use the Global Bird Collision Mapper are available on

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.