Where nature takes flight
Birders, bring your binoculars! With four North American flyways converging here, the Northwest Territories offers some wonderful birdwatching opportunities through the spring and summer. About one-fifth of the North American population of ducks, geese and swans nest here, together with songbirds, gulls and terns. Summer or winter you can spot the wily raven – a symbol of the north country. These huge, playful, all-black birds are common in all our communities. Willow ptarmigan change colour with the seasons, and in winter make sudden, almost too late, snow-white dashes for safety. Other year-round residents include chickadees, jays and snowy owls.