Sounds of Spring
Parks Canada shares the songs of migratory birds in Kluane National Park. Click on an audio clip to hear the call of each bird.
This large, long-lived bird can often be found in pairs breeding in ponds and lakes throughout the Yukon.
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.
With its bright yellow rump patch, the most abundant warbler in the Yukon fills the forests with its ubiquitous song.
This widespread shorebird is easily identified by the “winnowing” sound made by diving birds as the wind passes through their modified outer tail feathers.
Check out audio of another Kluane National Park and Reserve resident
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.