Parks Canada shares the songs of migratory birds in Kluane National Park. Click on an audio clip to hear the call of each bird.

Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator)

This large, long-lived bird can often be found in pairs breeding in ponds and lakes throughout the Yukon.

Trumpeter Swan song


 Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

One of the first migrants to arrive, the dark-eyed junco can be recognized by its pinkish bill, its dark grey head and by the flash of two outer white tail feathers as it flies away.

Dark-eyed Junco call


 Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate)

With its bright yellow rump patch, the most abundant warbler in the Yukon fills the forests with its ubiquitous song.

Yellow-rumped Warbler song


Wilson's Snipe

Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicate)

This widespread shorebird is easily identified by the “winnowing” sound made by diving birds as the wind passes through their modified outer tail feathers.

Wilson's Snipe winnowing

 


Check out audio of another Kluane National Park and Reserve resident

Wood Frog (Lithobates syvaticus)

Wood Frog–Lithobates sylvaticus: Emerging from under leaf litter, wood frogs thaw out from their frozen winter state and start singing in mid-May in ponds in the boreal forest.

Wood Frog singing