Birding North of 60



Birding North of 60

Whether it’s northern wheatears, trumpeter swans or gyrfalcons, Yukon has many special northern bird species not commonly found in southern Canada. Keen birders (birdwatchers) make the trip to the Yukon in pursuit of our northern specialties. Altogether, almost 300 species of birds have been spotted in the Yukon.

The North sees migrations of waterfowl and shorebirds numbering in the countless thousands. Many species that winter in places like Panama migrate thousands of kilometres to breed on Yukon’s North Slope and Old Crow Flats. Spring in Southern Yukon brings the Celebration of the Swans, a weeklong festival at Swan Haven on Marsh Lake that marks the return of flocks of trumpeter and tundra swans. A spectacular movement of Sandhill Cranes occurs each spring and fall along the Tintina Trench in central Yukon. North America’s premier birds of prey, northern goshawk, peregrine falcon, gyrfalcon and golden eagle, are all readily found in the Yukon. For many birders, the North offers a rare chance to see songbirds such as northern wheatear, bluethroat, yellow wagtail and Smith's longspur. The territory also has Canada's only breeding population of surfbirds.

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Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
867-667-8291
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
867-456-7555
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 14 2015
Haines Junction
(867) 633-8481
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 14 2015
DaKu Cultural Centre
Jun 13 2015
Palace Grand Theatre
(867) 667-5121
Jun 18 2015 - Jun 19 2015
(867) 993-2920
Jun 20 2015
Dawson City Golf Course
867-993-2500
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 21 2015
Between 7 pm and 7 am
Jun 20 2015
Additional events may take place throughout the Yukon

Inquire in all local communities at the Visitor Information Centre as additional events may be taking placed throughout the Yukon.