The adaptive ‘magic powers’ of three tough northern bird species equip them with brilliant strategies to survive – and thrive – in the frozen grip of Yukon winters.

Over 200 bird species spend their summers in the Yukon, but in the fall, as the bitter cold sets in, all but 20 species flee south. Winter Bird is about the hardy birds that stay behind to face the extreme conditions of Yukon winter.

Set in the frozen grip of Canada’s northern wilderness, Winter Bird braids the stories of raven, ouzel and grouse, with a supporting cast of birds and mammals from the boreal forest community. This intimate documentary about survival and adaptation celebrates the magic powers of a handful of unforgettable birds in the boreal biome.