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TTSS Blog 2023

NEBRASKA: Observation Tips

This winter, bundle up and visit rivers and lakes where open water is reliably available for the best chances at seeing these magnificent birds. In eastern Nebraska, visit locations along the Missouri River such as Desoto NWR and nearby open waterbodies, such as Carter Lake in Omaha.

In central Nebraska, watch for the large, white birds along the Snake River in Cherry County, the Loup river system, the Platte River and large, unfrozen lakes such as Lake Ogallala. Visit the Birds of Nebraska- Online for more winter viewing locations.

Discover how Arkansas became a "star location" for wintering trumpeter swans. Learn the best places to see and photograph trumpeter swans. Be amazed by the far way places swans come from to spend the winter in Arkansas. Learn how Arkansas was a pioneer partner in a migration experiment with Iowa. Enjoy learning what swan behavior means!

Presented by: Kenny Nations, Heber Springs, Arkansas, Dave Hoffman, Iowa DNR, Karen Rowe, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Gary Ivey, Trumpeter Swan Society

WEBINAR: This is the first webinar of the Trumpeter Swan Society. It was presented on October 4, 2023.

This webinar is right for you if you want to learn
• how to tell trumpeter swans from other swans and other large white birds
• how a trumpeter swan family spends the year
• what happens to young swans after they leave the family
• lots of other fun swan facts!

Presented by: Kelly Schouten, Educator at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium

MONTANA: Last year turned out to be a banner year for trumpeter swans in the Blackfoot watershed.

The Blackfoot Challenge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began working together in 2005 to restore trumpeter swans to the Blackfoot watershed. Thanks to the support and hard work of many partners, landowners, teachers, and schoolkids over the years, we met our project goal in 2022, and the swan population here is now considered officially restored!... Read more. Swan 1V2 and other Blackfoot swans were reported through our Trumpeter Watch program!

OREGON: Great news! Four cygnets hatched to our Pronghorn Resort trumpeter swan captive pair! These are the first cygnets for this swan pair. They cygnets will be released into the Oregon wild when they are a year old as part of the Oregon Restoration Project.

ONTARIO: "On Canada day Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward presented Beverly Kingdon with the 2023 Key to the City at yesterday’s Canada Day celebrations. In the citation the mayor noted, “Beverly was a driving force behind the Trumpeter Swan Restoration Group. Their successful efforts to restore the population of Trumpeter Swans in Ontario (specifically in LaSalle Park) will ensure that Burlington’s Official Bird has a safe haven for many generations to come."

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Music of the wetland video: Seven trumpeter swan cygnets hatched a couple days ago! It's early June in a northern Wisconsin wetland which is alive with bird song.The swan parents closely guard these buoyant baby swans. A couple stay close to one parent and the others group together near the other parent. Watch the video and subscribe...

MINNESOTA: In this fascinating interview, learn how Carrol Henderson of the MN DNR Non Game Wildlife Program and many others restored trumpeter swans to the state! Watch now...

Published in Audubon, by author Jerry Emory. A conservation powerhouse and the subject of a new biography, Wright also changed how our national parks protect and manage wildlife. This wonderfully written article also has historic photos of trumpeter swans in the 1930s at what would become Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, and Yellowstone National Park. This is a don't miss article! Read it now...

ONTARIO: Harry Lumsden began with just a few eggs and over a four decade period brought the trumpeter swan back to a thriving population of over 2,500 in Ontario. This earned the retired biologist membership into the Order of Canada in 2004. Read the article...

MONTANA: The Blackfoot Challenge began its successful trumpeter swan restoration program in 2005. This update includes the travels of some of those swans, including swans reported through Trumpeter Watch. Read more...

BRITISH COLUMBIA: "There’s something magical about swans; the birds have captured the hearts and imaginations of people for hundreds of years and they have been the subject of many photographers in the Okanagan and Shuswap.

Norman Dick, a wildlife photographer, stumbled across some swans in Tsútswecw Provincial Park in the Shuswap...The snow-white birds aren’t just beautiful to look at — the Trumpeter Swan Society says they are a sign of a healthy wetland." Read the article...

ARKANSAS: "MAGNESS LAKE — The winter swan dives at Magness Lake are not performed by daredevil humans braving the chilly waters. The maneuvers, as much a dip as a dive, are a feeding technique employed by Arkansas' most gorgeous seasonal visitors." Read more...

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