Tag Archives: birding

Dagay (Swan) Walk

Bring your lunch to Kluane and enjoy a guided walk with Mary Jane Johnson and an Elder from Kluane First Nation. Learn about the dagay (swans) of Jedali and enjoy a cup of hot tea and bannock at the end of the day. Warm layers and rubber boots are a must!

Some transportation may be available from Whitehorse and Haines Junction. Please call Wildlife Viewing for details (867-667-8291).

Meet at the Kluane Museum of History.

Crane and Sheep Festival

In spring, tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes darken the skies above Faro as they migrate to their breeding grounds in northern Yukon and Alaska. Come and enjoy a weekend of wildlife appreciation at Faro’s annual Crane and Sheep Festival. The awe inducing number of cranes continues to attract and inspire visitors. Catch a glimpse of the Fannin’s sheep that are unique to the area in the hillsides surrounding the town.

Shorebirds of Swan Haven

Move over swans, it’s shorebird time! The shores of Swan Haven boast much more than swans and ducks. Sandpipers and snipes, yellowlegs and godwits, interpreter Jukka Jantunen will sort it all out during a short walk and talk.

Rubber boots are recommended.

Faro Crane and Sheep Festival

In spring, tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes darken the skies above Faro as they migrate to their breeding grounds in northern Yukon and Alaska. Come and enjoy a weekend of wildlife appreciation at Faro’s annual Crane and Sheep Festival. The awe inducing number of cranes continues to attract and inspire visitors. Catch a glimpse of the Fannin’s sheep that are unique to the area in the hillsides surrounding the town.

Faro Crane and Sheep Festval

In spring, tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes darken the skies above Faro as they migrate to their breeding grounds in northern Yukon and Alaska. Come and enjoy a weekend of wildlife appreciation at Faro’s annual Crane and Sheep Festival. The awe inducing number of cranes continues to attract and inspire visitors. Catch a glimpse of the Fannin’s sheep that are unique to the area in the hillsides surrounding the town.

Bird Photography Workshop

Bring your camera and questions and join photographer Jukka Jantunen for a workshop on bird photography. Jukka will take you down on the ice to try your hand at snapping photos of the birds, while discussing some tips and tricks of this challenging hobby. If weather is poor this event may be moved inside the centre.

This event is intended for beginner to intermediate photographers.

Big Day of Birding – all over Yukon

See birds. Count birds. Record birds. Be as relaxed or intense as you like in this 12-hour, “Big Day” event. Record the birds you see at eBird.org, and then email us the link to your list. You can also email your sightings directly to us. Prizes will be awarded! Contact us for more information.

Bird banding 101

Come learn all about Yukon’s three bird banding stations from the experts themselves. Weather-permitting, members of the Society of Yukon Bird Observatories will demonstrate banding techniques. After the demonstration we will enjoy a slide show presentation about migration monitoring and bird banding in Yukon.

Watercolour Landscape Workshop

Would you like to try painting landscapes? Local artist Daphne Mennell will be on hand to share techniques with aspiring artists. Materials will be provided. No experience is required. Please arrive at the start time to receive necessary instructions.