Helping Trumpeter Swans for more than 50 years 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.
Call (360) 466-4345, ext. 266, to report dead, sick or injured swans in Washington, and 1-866-431-2473 in Canada. The hotline is available 24/7 through the end of March.
Photo (c) Margaret Smith
BRITISH COLUMBIA: "There’s something magical about swans; the birds have captured the hearts and imaginations of people for hundreds of years and they have been the subject of many photographers in the Okanagan and Shuswap.
Norman Dick, a wildlife photographer, stumbled across some swans in Tsútswecw Provincial Park in the Shuswap...The snow-white birds aren’t just beautiful to look at — the Trumpeter Swan Society says they are a sign of a healthy wetland." Read the article...
BRITISH COLUMBIA: " A photographer in the Shuswap braved the winter weather to capture photos of Trumpeter swans playing on the Adams River earlier this week.
Sicamous man Norman Dick headed out to the Tsu’tswecw Provincial Park with his camera on Jan. 2.
“It was a nice day, minus 1 degree celsius,” he said. “I have captured a lot of eagles in the area but this was the first time I saw swans. I was excited.”
Dick followed a trail he didn’t normally take, then made his way through the brush to find a spot, and a lot of swans, on the Adams River.
“When I photograph in areas where birds are used to humans they don’t notice me but when the swans saw me their heads all popped up,” Dick said. “I knelt down quietly for ten minutes at a time, inching closer until I lay on my belly on the snow for an hour taking photos and just enjoying watching the birds.” Read the article, see the photos
ARKANSAS: "MAGNESS LAKE — The winter swan dives at Magness Lake are not performed by daredevil humans braving the chilly waters. The maneuvers, as much a dip as a dive, are a feeding technique employed by Arkansas' most gorgeous seasonal visitors." Read more...
MINNESOTA: With the arctic chill reaching minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, a photographer captures the beauty and light of swans keeping warm on a golden mirror of water. Dozens of trumpeter swans seek refuge from harsh winter elements in a small patch of open water along the shore of Green Lake where the Middle Fork Crow River flows in.
SOUTH DAKOTA: "Two trumpeter swans were spotted in Sioux Falls last week, marking one sign of success in a decades-long effort to restore the birds’ population...In the 1960s, young trumpeter swans from Yellowstone National Park were transferred to LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern South Dakota." Watch the video...
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