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Swan Haven Grand Opening

Help us kick off the 25th season of the Swan Haven Interpretive Centre! There will be staff available to answer all your questions, a campfire for warming up, and a sweet treat to recognize our 25 years. A free shuttle to Swan Haven will leave Whitehorse at 1 pm, and return from Swan Haven at 5 pm.

Call us for details and to reserve a seat (867-667-8291).

Yukonstruct- Make it Wild! Make a Duck Nesting Box – SPECIAL FAMILY


Special Family: Buy one ticket and attend the workshop with your kid*!+ Optional family hike the following Sunday to install the boxes on appropriate trees surrounding a local lake!
*Each adult can bring one youngster (ages 10+) along to join them as we learn and build.
Work with your hands as you complete a conservation project to increase habitat for our feathered friends!

This family workshop will have us exploring the lives of Yukon water birds, and then building a duck box to improve access to nest sites when they migrate North this Spring. A short opening presentation with Erin Nicolardi of Rivers to Ridges will start us off, and then we will be in the wood shop to construct some duck nesting boxes.

Optional family hike the following Sunday to install the boxes on appropriate trees surrounding a local lake.

About the instructor:
Erin is a certified teacher, Wilderness First Responder and amateur bird appreciator. She is interested in risk management and the benefits of risky play, bird language as a doorway to awareness, and how to create accessibility (culture, gender, ability, language, family, age, finances, etc.) for young people to take part in programs that connect them to the land. Erin grew up in Southern Ontario, and she has over 10 years of experience working outdoors with children and youth. She is also the co-founder of Rivers to Ridges, land-based education initiative to connect young people to the land in Whitehorse!

All materials and tools provided, some basic woodworking skills required.
Special Family: Buy one ticket and attend the workshop with your little helper*!
Non members: $25 ~ Members: $20
Maximum 5 participants
Register here.

Yukon Christmas Bird Counts

Thursday 14 December to 5 January. Yukon Christmas Bird Counts! All are welcome – beginners, feeder-watchers, and seasoned field birders! Enjoy winter birding as part of a North American-wide bird monitoring and conservation program. To participate or organize a count in your community email yukonbirdclub@gmail.com

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Migration monitoring at Teslin Lake

Migration monitoring at Teslin Lake. Join the Yukon Bird Club for a visit to the Teslin Lake Bird Observatory to learn more about migrant songbirds and raptors. Meet at the Teslin Lake Campground at 8am.