Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Swan Spring Migration

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M’Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake near Whitehorse in the Yukon currently hosts a spring spectacle of returning trumpeter 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.

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swans are among the many species of birds that migrate to Alaska in summer from thousands of miles away. It’s hard to believe that the Trumpeter Swan, the largest waterfowl on earth, was almost hunted to extinction in the lower 48 several decades ago. Today, 80% of the trumpeter swan’s world population of around 16,000 breeds in Alaska.

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