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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.

Annual bird and bat box building day

Kids can build their own bird or bat house or even a bird feeder. Pre-cut materials are provided free of charge just bring your favourite hammer.

Sponsored by Turner Contracting Ltd., Kilrich Industries and Yukon Fish and Game Association.

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.

Brownie Mountain Hike

This short but steep hike is also known as M’Clintock West Ridge. We’ll get an elevated view on Swan Haven and M’Clintock Bay in the lovely, evening light. Requires walking 2 km over very steep, uneven terrain. Review the trail description at yukonhiking.ca

Marsh Lake, meet at 10 Burns Road in Whitehorse to carpool.