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Yukon Bird Club

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Issue: 2019-08-28, PHOTO: Jukka Jantunen

With its northwest orientation, Teslin Lake is considered a sort of bird funnel, directing birds south during fall migration. Many migrating birds are attracted to the lakeshore near the mouth of 10-Mile Creek. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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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: 2018-11-14, Photo: Cameron Eckert

It’s snowy and cold outside, and most of the Yukon’s migratory birds, such as swans, pretty yellow warblers, ducks and shorebirds, have long fled the territory. There’s always a few species, however, that linger... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Tony Gonda

It’s winter—time to check out the bird feeders and stock up on “fast food” for our feathered friends. A huge variety of bird feeders are available in local stores or can be made easily from milk jugs or cartons... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Steve Wilson

Hummingbird visiting the hanging baskets on our deck on Duncan Drive in the Goldenhorn Subdivision Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

The North is a nursery for millions of migratory birds returning from winters in places as far south as South America. To help increase the awareness and conservation of Yukon’s birds and habitat, the Yukon Bird Club has launched another season of... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Fall migration is over, but you can still see some pretty cool birds around if you know where to look. One popular birding area is along the Yukon River near the Rotary Centennial Bridge. The open water here attracts a wide array of species, and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Gerry Whitley

Mary Whitley felt surprise and compassion when she saw a robin perched in a tree in her Hillcrest yard on December 9th. It was -19ºC — and a strange place for a bird that heralds Yukon spring. Her husband saw it first. “He looked out the window... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

A happy melodic song rings along the Yukon River below the dam, and you imagine it’s a pretty little bird singing in a tree. But it’s 10 below. Then you notice a small chubby bird, coloured like slate, sitting on boulders near the rushing water... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Keith Williams

We’re getting ready for winter and so are the birds. They’re chirping and feeding everywhere and the sky is alive with flocks of all kinds. It’s so busy one of Yukon’s most avid birders, Tracey Allard, says fall can seem like spring for a few weeks. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Ben Schonewille

In summer, birding is all about the kids. Or, chicks. After the spring blitz of migration and mating, many birds are rearing offspring and staying closer to their nests. It’s a time when many Yukoners stop birding. “Our forests are usually more... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Looking for a memorable northern road trip? The 17th annual Tombstone Weekend on the Wing (WOW) offers three days of fabulous hiking, a birding festival and interpretive events for all ages. The weekend of free events takes place June 3 to 5 and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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PHOTO: Jim Hawkings

The birds are back! And so is the annual Yukon Birdathon – a 24-hour birding extravaganza and sweet fundraiser. Held the last weekend in May, the 2016 event starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Read more

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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

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Jennifer Trapnell

There's nothing like a bird count to inspire new and seasoned birders. This Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place Feb. 12-15 and it’s a family-friendly event for any skill level. The GBBC helps to give a snapshot of bird life throughout... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Trapnell

There are 284 bird species recorded in Yukon. This weekend is your chance to count as many as you can. The Yukon Birdathon is designed to get you out birding, and raise funds for bird conservation. Held the last weekend in May, the goal is to... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Trapnell

Yukon birds, and its birding community, have lost a true friend. When he died last month, at 74, Helmut Grünberg had spent over 40 years promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Yukon's bird life. He found his way to Whitehorse in ... Read more

Yukon People

Syd Cannings has been studying bugs and other natural wonders since he was a boy growing up in the Okanagan Valley. Looking for dragonflies has taken him to lots of marshy ponds and wetlands. Read more

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