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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: "Birds that nest near the water, such as trumpeter swans and loons, may also face challenges as the water encroaches on their newly laid eggs, Doug Smith said. “It could be complete reproductive failure,” he said, meaning that their eggs may not hatch. As soon as next week, wildlife officials will fly a plane over the park to check the status of the nests, he said."

MONTANA: "For the second year in a row, a pair of trumpeter swans has produced a brood of six cygnets at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

This is the fourth year in a row the trumpeter swan pair has hatched cygnets on the same remote pond at the refuge.

Before they arrived at the refuge north of Stevensville, there hadn’t been any documented wild trumpeter swan cygnets in the Bitterroot Valley since restoration efforts began decades ago to bring the huge birds back from the brink of extinction in the lower 48 states." Read more...

WASHINGTON: “When you see those swans come back every year like clockwork and they bring their families and they grow and they're growing in numbers and there's more of them, it's validation that they like it,” Gordon said. “How many people get to have that in society today? Almost none, certainly. You go, ‘Hey, I’m doing a good job being a steward.’ Well, how do you know that? Because the swan families come back every year, and they bring their kids.” Read more...

MONTANA: "Trumpeter swans have historically migrated through the Bitterroot Valley," Tom Reed said. "It wasn't until three years ago that we had our first nest on the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. No one had historically ever known that swans nested in the Bitterroot Valley. From three years ago, and every year since then, we've had the same pair pull off a clutch of cygnets and they have successfully fledged on the refuge. So, it's really fortuitous that they are stopping and nesting. They have been pulling off a clutch, successfully. The first year, I think it was three (cygnets), then four. Last year, it was six." Read more...

MICHIGAN: Both Michigan and Wisconsin mounted restoration efforts in the 1980s to bring North America’s heaviest bird — adult males can weigh up to 30 pounds, females 23 pounds — back to the Midwest, using eggs collected in Alaska and then hatched for release in each state.

That has resulted in Wisconsin having nearly 6,000 swans in 2019, while Michigan in 2015 there were 3,000. Read more...

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