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Time For Birds

Counting birds is a social affair

First established in 1900, as an alternative to the seasonal Christmas “side-hunt,” the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is now an annual international winter bird census held in communities large and small between December 14 and January 5.

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A bird’s-eye view

Whether it’s for the annual bike race or a fishing holiday, Yukoners love Haines. The small southeast-Alaska port is a special destination for many.Come fall, the arrival of thousands of American Bald Eagles, in the nearby...

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Look Who’s Parking in Whitehorse

Dr. Katie Aitken, an ornithology instructor at Yukon College, says it’s “unknown” if Yukon’s house sparrow population will expand to become a problem downtown or with bird lovers. She admits she has a soft spot for them. “It was...

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Birding on the Fly

I’ve joined her in a Riverdale neighbourhood in search of a rare Mountain chickadee. The first species we see, however, is a noisy woodpecker, a “Hairy.”Whitehorse resident Tracy Allard brings out her smartphone and taps an app...

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