Climate Change

Is Climate Change Affecting Spring Migration Areas for Birds in the Yukon Southern Lakes?

The Yukon climate is changing rapidly — more rapidly than in southern Canada.  Is this resulting in visible changes to important wetlands used for spring migration of waterbirds in the Yukon Southern Lakes?  Here you can judge for yourself from a series of  aerial photographs taken around the Southern Lakes each spring since 1986.  This will take you to my SmugMug photo-sharing site where you can look at thousands of photos arranged by year, date, and location.  This photo -record is a passion of mine, combining 28 years from my career at Environment Canada, from 1986-2014, and since then with the help of local pilots Gerry Whitley and David Downing and the support of LightHawk.org.

Jim Hawkings, YBC director

Southern Lakes Spring Aerial Photos

Awareness, Appreciation and Conservation of Yukon Birds and their Habitats