In May of each year, birders gather at Whimbrel Point to count the migrating whimbrels. Some years, upwards of 10,000 of these birds are counted. I’ve read that in some years a quarter of the entire eastern North America population of these birds makes its way past the Toronto waterfront.
As autumn becomes winter, Whimbrel Point becomes a colder and more lonely outpost. It’s left to some dog walkers and to those of us who enjoy wandering the park with a camera through all the seasons.