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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

Swans Among Us

Swans are sleeping by the shore,
Plumes folded misty white;
They awaken, just before
Jeweled sun sheds wintry light.

They trumpet brass and gold,
The pale morning rings;
Fog heaves in the cold,
The river snaps and sings.

The swans are wary, black eyes
Keeping watch the silvery day;
With beating wings they rise
Over glittering waters away.

Theirs the green countryside,
Shining lake, russet hill;
The swan scorns to hide
Behind clouds low and chill.

White wings at swanfall,
In scarlet evening the swans return;
They jostle, settle and call,
Soon white stars will burn.

Close among reeds the nest,
And vigils that leave no trace;
Stick-feathered cygnets at the breast
Will remember this place.

~ Cameron La Follette
Salem, Oregon

Two people hunting in Holt County in far northwest Missouri were arrested after killing a trumpeter swan and wounding a smaller tundra swan, which is also a protected species. Their shotguns and the dead trumpeter swan were seized as evidence, and the case is now in the hands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for prosecution. Read more...

HEBER SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: "The sounds of Christmas are different in Heber Springs. Each year, hundreds of trumpeter swans flock to Lake Magness for winter. It started in the early 90’s when a storm threw the swans off the normal migration pattern." Discover Arkansas visits Heber Springs- watch the videos as well. See more...

Note from TTSS: This change could be very detrimental to habitat for Trumpeter Swans and many other fish and wildlife.
From PBS intro: A new Trump administration proposal would reduce safeguards to millions of acres of waterways by removing federal oversight over smaller streams and tributaries. Judy Woodruff talks with Coral Davenport of The New York Times about how the plan would reverse decades of policy and how both industry and environmentalists are responding. Read the transcript...

The Trumpeter Swan Society's recent purchase of two swans for our Oregon Restoration Project was shared on Associated Press.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's trumpeter swan breeding program has a new pair of the elegant white water birds as part of its ongoing bid to restore the population of the species after it was hunted to near-extinction.

A 4-year-old male arrived at the Pronghorn Resort near Bend from Pennsylvania and his mate, a 3-year-old female, came from Indiana, The Bulletin reported Monday...The pair represents a potential boost to the state's recovery effort. Read more...

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