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News & Notes

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, ARKANSAS: Hot Spring "Village bird watchers have had a rare treat the last week or so. HSV Audubon received a call on Feb. 17 that a swan had been sighted on Lake Sophia.A picture of the bird confirmed that it was a Trumpeter Swan. Even though it didn’t stay long, a Trumpeter was reported the next day at nearby Lake Maria. Read more..."

IDAHO: Deer Park Wildlife Mitigation Unit. "An estimated one-fourth of the Rocky Mountain trumpeter swan population is wintering at a nearby wildlife area near Menan Buttes and it’s drawing looks from local bird-watchers. An estimated 3,000 swans as well as hundreds of ducks and geese have gathered at the Deer Park Wildlife Mitigation Unit just west of the buttes." Read more...

ONTARIO: Listen to the 20 minute broadcast of the story of the return of trumpeter swans to Ontario. Or, read the article and watch the slide show...

Researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at three southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuges are trying to determine why the native bird’s young have been having trouble surviving in recent years. Read more...

My Swan Story by Carlene H.
My Swan Story by Carlene H.

My husband and I went out to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Cheney, Washington on Saturday February 2nd because it was a warm 40 degrees and in the next few days we were going to be in the deep freeze! As soon as we walked up the trail, we heard the powerful flapping of wings overhead and then looked up and saw a pair of Trumpeter swans flying in and landing near us on Middle Pine Lake. They preened a little bit and then swam around to eat. Parts of the lake were frozen but most of it was not. There were times when the sky was blue and it made you forget it is winter! I stood still for awhile and they got very close. It was nice to see such loveliness in winter.

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