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Sheep And Crane Festival

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Town of Faro

“They're a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they only weigh around seven or... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

I am pleased to announce that I recently had my first encounter with a sandhill crane. I have never gone to the Crane and Sheep Festival in Faro, which is held in May, and the time and place when the cranes fly over the town. Years ago, I saw... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

Sandhill Crane

Alan Wilson

Then the sky fills with hundreds of sandhill cranes, flying in huge Vs that morph and swoop as the birds soar to catch rising thermals. Everyone in Faro drops what they’re doing to look up. Read more

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Government

The thermals above the town of Faro may account for the “tens of thousands” of sand hill cranes that fly above it each spring. Or so Rose Fulton speculates. Fulton works for the town, and is the Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival coordinator. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

Faro-based artist Jackie Irvine set herself a challenge. What if she painted one painting a day for 100 days? Starting October 1, 2011, she did just that. And every day, even if she was stranded in Whitehorse without her acrylic paints, and had to go Read more

Faro

A quarter million sandhill cranes! When, anywhere in this territory, do we have the opportunity to see a quarter million anything? Caribou? Nope. People? Not even close. Trees? Well, probably, but trees aren't typically very active; they don't... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

Faro's Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival has attracted international attention before as it grows yet again in its fifth year, but this time the International Crane Foundation will help attract even more attention. Read more

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