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Shyloh van Delft

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

On a cold February day in 1993, local biologists Cameron Eckert, Pam Sinclair, Wendy Nixon and the late Helmut Grünberg met over coffee, determined to fill a major gap in Yukon’s birding community. While there was a strong body of knowledge and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Shyloh van Delft

There aren’t a lot of birds around in winter. But the Christmas bird counts always generate a crowd. First established in 1900, as an alternative to the seasonal Christmas “side-hunt,” the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is now an annual international... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Shyloh van Delft

Of all the birds of the forest, the chickadee is my favourite. Growing up in Nova Scotia, it was one of the first birds I knew. My family had a cottage in the forest on the shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, outside Halifax. The black caps regularly... Read more

Yukon Wildlife