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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Yukon Bird Observatories Opening !

Well it is that time of year again, we have been waiting all winter for the Yukon Bird Observatories to open again and they will be doing so this coming week. The Albert Creek field station (Watson Lake) be begin operation on April 22 and will remain open daily until the first week of June. For further information about Albert Creek, contact Ted Murphy-Kelly by email (

Likely of particular interest to Whitehorse residents, the McIntyre Creek Field Station will be open on April 24 and 25 (Sat/Sun); hours of visitation will be from 8am to noon. The snow is melting rapidly at the site, but please except wet conditions and wear appropriate footwear (rubber boots). The station is located at McIntyre Marsh on the Fish Lake Road near the bird viewing gazebo (see below map for directions from downtown Whitehorse; click image to enlarge).

This station will only be open of weekends/holidays and on weekdays for special arrangements (typically school groups) until late May. If you are interested in birds or would just like to see how bird banding is done, you are strongly encouraged to visit the site. For further information email

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