Celebrating 52 years helping Trumpeter Swans thanks to people like you!
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.
You're invited to explore our website. See the impact you too can make for Trumpeter Swans.
WISCONSIN: This article highlights efforts in Wisconsin to restore trumpeter swans through egg collection in Alaska and partnerships, the 3 year midwest swan tracking study now going on, and the record 10 cygnets hatched in the town of Minong. Read more...
MINNESOTA: Learn more about the tracking collar project of Midwest swans. This fascinating article also includes video and photos.
NORTH DAKOTA: "A third brood of trumpeter swans was found in Grand Forks County. The first of these, reported by Dave Lambeth, the dean of local birders, was the third modern nesting record for the species in Grand Forks County, thus more than doubling the previous known nests." Read more...
VIDEO: Four one-month old trumpeter swan cygnets feed alongside their parents in late afternoon. The trill of red-winged blackbirds is background music in this wetland habitat.
The cygnets are feeding on insects and plant materials near the top of the water. Cygnet necks are growing in length and today they can reach deeper waters than they could just a week before. In this video, as they feed near their parents, the cygnets are beginning to show “tip up”- their tails point straight up for a brief second while their necks reach straight down into the water to reach submerged plants to eat.
Video by Margaret Smith, Executive Director, The Trumpeter Swan Society
VIDEO: A trumpeter swan is standing on ice during the winter. This short video shows it ‘preening’ its feathers.
It is important for swans to keep warm and dry, especially in the winter. Their feathers need to be clean, in good condition and lined up properly all year long for swimming, feeding, flying and nesting. Watch the video and learn more...
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