Judas Creek Migration Spectacular with Cameron Eckert. Meet at the SS Klondike at 5:30pm, or Marsh Lake Community Centre 6:15pm. (3.5 hrs)
Upper Liard – Songbird migration at Albert Creek with Ted Murphy-Kelly. Meet at the Albert Creek Bird Observatory at 7:30am (2 hrs)
Faro – Migration wonders – the incredible journeys of Yukon birds. A special illustrated presentation by Cameron Eckert. Meet at the Faro Rec Centre. 7:30pm. All are welcome!
Judas Creek Migration Spectacular with Jim Hawkings. Meet at the SS Klondike at 5:30pm, or Marsh Lake Community Centre 6:15pm. (3.5 hrs)
April 1 to May 7, 2017
Weekdays: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Weekends and holidays: 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
An interpreter will be available to answer your questions during these hours.
Yukon’s premier birding festival brings residents and visitors out to great swan viewing areas to welcome spring to the North. The shallow open waters of M’Clintock Bay, Tagish Lake, Teslin Lake, Kluane Lake, and Lake Laberge are critical stopovers on the swans’ long migration to northern nesting grounds. These lakes provide access to food, good visibility, and little disturbance. In return for a safe place to stay, we are given the chance to experience a spring spectacle of birds that shouldn’t be missed.
Whitehorse: Loon migration spectacular on Marsh Lake with Boris Dobrowolsky and friends. Meet at the SS Klondike at 10am. Dress warm and bring a lunch. (4 hrs)
Whitehorse: Judas Creek Migration Spectacle with Jim Hawkings! Meet at the SS Klondike at 5:30pm. (3.5 hrs)
Tagish River Bridge, Day Use Area.
Come to this great swan viewing area with your own picnic lunch and sit around the camp re enjoying a cup of tea and homemade bannock. Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Ida Calmegane will share some traditional stories of spring in Yukon. Be sure to bring a mug for tea, a lawn chair, and a blanket so you can sit back and relax!
Most swans migrate south for the winter, but there are always exceptions. Join Adam Skrutkowski at the boat launch under the bridge (west side of river, before the lodge) to get the latest update on overwintering swans at Johnsons Crossing on the Teslin River.
At the Swan Haven Interpretive Centre visitors will find indoor and outdoor interpretive panels, daily swan counts, activities and a viewing deck. Walk along the 500-metre shoreline trail for views of the birds, or relax on the viewing deck.
M’Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake hosts a spring spectacle of returning swans and other waterbirds. Featuring the first open water in the region, the bay has many attractions for early migrants. This bay offers shallow water, access to food, good visibility, and little disturbance to waterbirds, making it a critical stopover on the long migration to northern nesting grounds.
April 1 to May 8, 2016 Weekdays: 5:00 – 9:00 pm Weekends: 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
An interpreter will be available to answer your questions during these hours. For more information, please call 667-8291 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8291. Enjoy a longer season at Swan Haven this year. The centre will remain open until May 8th allowing more time to enjoy the return of spring.