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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Springtime at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is just one more thing to look forward to as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. If getting up close and personal with wild animals in the great outdoors is your kind of thing, there are... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Scott Cameron

If the crocus is the official flower of spring, then the swan must be the official bird of spring in the Yukon. Each year thousands of swans ascend to the Yukon from winter feeding grounds along the coasts of Washington and southern British Columbia. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

“Last year was a big year,” says Scott Cameron, Environment Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Technician. “We were up to 2,000 swans every day for a few days.” The height, he says, was April 9, when 2,200 were counted out on M’Clintock Bay. Typically that... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

June 5 Frost to Frost

Photo by Joan Norberg

Early in the spring, Swan Haven offers Yukoners a place to watch swans and other water birds as they stop to rest on their long migration north. Shortly thereafter we see small groups of swans flying past our farm, trumpeting as they go. Our geese... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

The end of April's Celebration of Swans at Marsh Lake comes at a good time. That's because at least a hundred other bird species are now arriving as part of the long-awaited spring migration. Read more

Marsh Lake

April marks the glorious return of thousands of swans to the M'Clintock Bay area of Marsh Lake. This year is particularly special because it marks the 20th anniversary of Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, the facility that has been designed to Read more

Marsh Lake

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“The water is shallow there so swans and other migratory birds can feed on invertebrates and vegetation from the bottom.”  On their long journey from the Vancouver-Washington areas and the Western Coast to the Old Crow Flats and points farther north, Read more

Yukon Wildlife