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Entries for September 2020

First evidence of double-brooding by a Yukon bird – the barn swallow

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First evidence of double-brooding by a Yukon bird – the barn swallow
(September 21, 2020)   -   Don Reid and Maria Leung have been following the nesting success of barn swallows - a threatened species - at farms in Yukon each year. For the past two years, they've observed evidence that some birds are successfully raising two sets of fledglings in a single summer! This is the first well-documented evidence of double brooding by a migratory bird in Yukon.

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