2020 festival cancelled and interpretive centre closed
The Wildlife Viewing Program has cancelled all in-person events related to A Celebration of Swans in 2020. Additionally, Swan Haven Interpretive Centre will be closed for the season.
We still want Yukoners to celebrate the return of spring! If you are able to get out, explore the trails and birding hotspots around the territory. If you’re at home, watch your bird feeder for new spring migrants and start getting ready for summer.
Schedule of online events
You can still join us in appreciating nature in your own backyard and together online! See the schedule below for virtual wildlife viewing events. You can participate over Facebook or Instagram @Yukonwildlifeviewing.
Grab your paint brush, water colours and paper/canvas and get outside to paint. We challenge you to complete a watercolour painting outdoors of what spring looks like to you. Post a picture of your completed watercolour on our Facebook page or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and enter your name in a draw for a prize.
Birding 101 Part 2 - Colour Pattern
Learn how to identify the birds of spring in Yukon. This week we will look at how colour patterns can help us identify birds.
Build a Nest Box
Build a nest box for your outdoor space together. Easy and fun for the whole family.
Birding 101 Part 3 - Understanding Behaviour
Learn how to identify the birds of spring in Yukon. This week we look at how bird behaviour will help us to identify the birds in our backyards.
Going on a Bird Hunt
Play eye spy these birds along your walking trails with our spring scavenger hunt checklist.
Birding 101 Part 4 - Habitat
Learn how to identify the birds of spring in Yukon. For the last birding class this spring, let's find out how habitat plays a key role in identifying the birds we see.
Spring Scavenger Hunt
Spring is here! Get outside and see how many items you can check of your list. Find 12 of the 16 items, post photos of all the starred items to our Facebook page to have your name entered in a draw for a prize.
Hear, Here – the sound of silence
Go for a walk along your favourite trail and find a comfortable spot. Set your timer for three minutes and listen. What did you hear? Did you hear birds? Does silence have a sound? Post your experiences on our Facbook page.
For questions about A Celebration of Swans and wildlife viewing events, email email@example.com or phone: 867-667-8291 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8291.