The Teslin Lake Bird Observatory has been in operation since 2005 and has received a substantial amount of financial and logistic support from a number of organizations including the Yukon Fish & Wildlife Enhancement Trust, Teslin RRC, Yukon Environment, Environment Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Alaska Pipeline Project. The goals of the Teslin Lake Bird Observatory are to:
Continue to gather baseline information on birds and bird migration in the Teslin area to facilitate the long
term monitoring of bird species in the southern Yukon;
Participate in add on studies such as feather collecting for stable isotope analysis and color banding.
Provide a setting for the public including school groups to learn about birds and bird migration;
Provide employment and training opportunities for students and volunteers.
Provide a unique tourist attraction for the community of Teslin.
Proponent: Society of Yukon Bird Observatories
Amount Awarded: $10,000
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