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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Wildlife watchers enjoy these large, stately and beautiful birds. In mid-April, just outside Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, thousands of migrating tundra and trumpeter swans mass at M'Clintock Bay and on nearby waters along the Yukon River, drawing hundreds of swan-watchers. In the past, Environment Yukon has hosted a Celebration for Swans at Swan Haven Viewing Centre on M'Clintock Bay. The turnoff is at Km 1441.8 just past the Yukon River Bridge. A short drive down the dirt road brings you to a small subdivision which includes the Viewing Centre. There are spotting scopes, interpretive displays, programs and community events at no charge. Peak time is usually the third week of April.