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The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968 and dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans. 

We are the only non-profit organization working for Trumpeter Swan conservation across North America.

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News & Notes

OREGON: Not Singing the Swan Song.The tales of two trumpeter couples in Central Oregon. There is happy news in Oregon as our partnership trumpeter swan breeding pair at Aspen Lakes Golf resort in Oregon hatched 8 cygnets! The pair met last year and hatched one cygnet which was released at Summer Lake Wildlife Area this spring. This summer the happy pair welcomed a very large number of cygnets. Read more...

MINNESOTA: A 25-year-old Lino Lakes man shot and killed two federally protected trumpeter swans as he sat in a kayak on a suburban Anoka County lake, according to charges. A DNR officer saw the man trail one of the birds as it swam and then kill it with a shotgun blast, according to the charges. Read more...

OREGON: The Oregon Restoration Program has a male new swan at Sunriver Nature Center in Oregon. On Thanksgiving Day, 2017, the male breeding swan "Chuck" was illegally shot and killed. The Trumpeter Swan Society purchased "Sir Charles aka Chuck" from Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta, Michigan. The new male swan who arrived in Oregon in early May also came from Kellogg Bird Sanctuary (KBS), having been an injured wild swan rehabilitated at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. He instantly bonded with "Grace" the female swan and are now awaiting the hatch of their two eggs. Read about the new male swan's name, which honors KBS and also means "revered" ...

MONTANA: Montana's Centennial Valley, west of Yellowstone National Park, is known to millions of school children who read E.B. White's, "Trumpet of the Swan." Kristen Inbody of The Great Falls Tribune shares how ranching, a refuge and a beloved children's novel are part of the fabric of isolated valley. It includes beautiful photographs, a short video of trumpeter swans in the valley, and fine storytelling (plus maps). Read more...

MONTANA:
"For as long as most anyone alive can remember, the Bitterroot Valley hasn’t reared a single trumpeter swan cygnet. That might change this summer. On a remote pond at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, a pair of trumpeter swans have built a nest on top of a muskrat lodge. Read more...

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