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
VIDEO: Here’s a quick trumpeter “swan smorgasbord’ of behavior. In less than a minute you can see preening, feeding, “tip up”, and take-off. You can also see and hear the “preflight” behavior of trumpeter swans getting ready to head off to the night’s roosting area.
Video by Margaret Smith, Executive Director, The Trumpeter Swan Society
WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Public Radio host Larry Mieller talks with guest Mark Naniot to discuss what happens to wildlife with lead poisoning. Most animals don’t get lead poisoning from being shot, they get it from ingesting it. We talk to a wildlife rehabilitator about where the lead comes from, what happens when too much lead is in the system of an animal, and how it can be treated. Listen to or download the podcast.
ONTARIO: "Reading the trumpeters’ wing tags can tell you a lot. Birds wearing yellow tags with a black code have been caught and banded in Ontario. Birds banded in the U.S. usually wear coloured collars, rather than tags; their collars are green, yellow or white with black or white codes." Read more about Ontario's marked swans including V64, nicknamed "Vesper" by the author, whose spirits were cheered watching the swan.
WASHINGTON: "A historic event has taken place in the Cultus Bay wetlands of South Whidbey, with the arrival of a second trumpeter swan. The large bird, as yet unnamed and of undetermined sex, just showed up about four days before Christmas, joining the previously lone swan living in the wetlands since 2019." Read more...
IOWA: Read about the rescue of a lone swan that was diagnosed with lead poisoning and safety measures that are needed to keep humans safe during winter rescues.
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