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WASHINGTON: Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Spokane has had trumpeter swans since the 1980s. "The swan is likely one of the 10 or so that lives at the refuge more or less year-round, refuge biologist Mike Rule said." Read more...
NEBRASKA: A beautiful 10 minute film and photos and essay showcase the story of Nebraska Sandhill's trumpeter swans. Not to be missed. Mike Forsberg presented portions of this at the 25th Swan Conference in Alton, Illinois in November 2019.
ALASKA: Migrating birds can now be seen at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.
Geese have been spotted 100 miles away from Fairbanks and are expected soon. Wildlife Biologist Mark Ross said, "This is one of the sure signs of spring in Fairbanks. We've got trumpeter swans on the field, and geese are due any day because there's at least 25 or more 100 miles south of here...But by the end of the month we should have a thousand Canada Geese, many thousands of ducks, and we might break a swan record this year,” Ross said." Read more...
MINNESOTA: "...The other evening they came flying over the hill, gliding low over the pond ice and snow and splashed into the open creek, trumpeted some and swam upstream out of sight. I knew it...in a few minutes they were bugling nonstop as they came around the bend, wings splashing, and were airborne just as they got to the ice edge. They flew low, circled the pond as they slowly gained altitude to clear the surrounding hills. They’re showing off, I know they are!" Read more...
IDAHO: "ISLAND PARK, Idaho — With the days getting longer and warmer, many of us are anxious to leave our homes and head north. And the same is true for these elegant birds that spend their winters on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, trumpeter swans. During winter, the birds flock to this area which includes Harriman State Park.
"It's exciting to see them," said Harriman State Park office specialist Kyle Babbitt. "I mean you can be twenty feet from them and they're swimming along and doing their thing, so you get to see them up close instead of just at a distance." Read more
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