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Trumpetings Newsletters

Members of The Trumpeter Swan Society receive the member newsletter, Trumpetings, to keep them updated about their donations at work
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Trumpetings Online

Trumpetings is the Society's member newsletter which we issue three times per year. It contains articles and updates from across the continent to keep you informed about the latest developments and progress your gifts support.

Now you can read the back issues online. You'll always know where to find it!


  • Changes in Migratory Bird Treaty Act weaken bird protections; Setbacks and success in Oregon; Iowa swans do "meet and greet" in Iowa and Arkansas; Wintering swans in the Pacific Northwest; New swan sightings from Trumpeter Watch; TTSS welcomes new board members


  • Proposed Tundra Swan hunt changes may impact Trumpeter Swans; Ontario swans reported in 15 states and 3 provinces; Nesting swans return to North Dakota; Updates from Oregon and Wyoming; Iowa GPS research project; Yukon's 'A Celebration of Swans"; TTSS supports winter swan habitat in Washington

  • US Senate Bill 1514; Indiana has first nesting pair; This year's Junior Duck Stamp; Board and staff updates; William Sladen's legacy; Updates from the Rocky Mountain Population and Iowa; 2016 Annual Report; "A Great Big Love", Updates from Flat Ranch (Idaho) and the Oregon Project

  • 24th Swan Conference Highlights; 2015 North American Trumpeter Swan Survey; Update on "Hope" the injured Oregon swan; Iowa celebrates swans at the Swan Soiree; New swan sightings (Trumpeter Watch); Swan research projects; "Make the Pledge" to keep wildlife safe


  • How you helped swans at Judson Lake; Zoos and Trumpeter Swan restorations; Oregon Restoration Project updates; TTSS partners to create new swan nesting habitat in Idaho; TTSS member personal swan story

  • Oregon Restoration Project has major success; Conference registration now open; Board updates; Yellowstone National Park swan and fisheries issues; Trumpeter Swans in the Ozarks; 2016-2017 Federal Duck Stamp ceremonies; 2015 Annual Report; TTSS member swan poem

  • 24th Swan Conference- Save the Date; Swan health and habitat; Winston Banko; Oregon Restoration Project featured on Public Television; Oregon Restoration Project swans sighted in California; Yellowstone National Park and Caribou/Targhee National Forest; Swans in northwest Montana on the upswing; Flyway Updates; Exclusive Duck Stamp poster; Trumpeter Watch updates


  • Trumpeter Swans on 2016-2017 Federal Duck Stamp; 2015 North American Swan Survey update; Nine cygnets released in Oregon; Partnerships continue in Washington and British Columbia; Ontario swans face winter habitat threat; Buried power line saves swans in Idaho; Trumpeter Watch needs your help; Yukon has new swan nesting site.

  • TTSS 2014 Annual Report; A visit to Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge; Arctic Graylings and the Centennial Valley; How TTSS grayling research has helped Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge; 2015 Board of Directors update; Ontario swan L95 update

  • Lead lawsuit appeal update; TTSS creates vision for the future; Sick swans capture media attention; Ohio Restoration Program a success; Adopt a Swan program excites Pennsylvania students; Flyway meetings update; Trumpeter Watch update; TTSS member poem


  • Trumpeter Watch; Swan Advocacy issues; TTSS member story 'Trump and Ter'; Updates from the field (Greater Yellowstone region; Oregon, Washington; Teton partnership swan release; Northwest Montana Flathead Indian Reservation swan program update); Board and staff updates

  • TTSS 2013 Annual Report; Update on 2015 North American Trumpeter Swan Survey

  • New leadership at TTSS (Executive Director; Board President); TTSS 23rd Swan Conference/5th International Swan Symposium updates; Thanks to Conference sponsors and supporters; Swan powerline mortality resources; TTSS members' trip to Patagonia


  • Important News from the Executive Director John Cornely; 23rd Swan Conference/5th International Symposium notice and information; Iowa Trumpeter Swan Restoration Update; Solo's legacy endures at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Coordinating Trumpeter Swan and Grayling Conservation in Montana's Centennial Valley

  • Associate Director update; Travel with TTSS to southern Chile; Board member updates; Great Rivers Trumpeter Watch (Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, MO); Middle Madison Valley Montana Trumpeter Swan Restoration Project; Idaho update; Teton Basin cygnet releases; 5th International Swan Symposium notice

  • 2012 TTSS Annual Report; Overview of the work of TTSS regionally and continent wide; International Swan Symposium to convene in Easton, Maryland, 3-6 Feb. 2014, Travel with TTSS to Chile; A remembrance of Ray St. Ores


  • Trumpeter Swans and power lines; Best cygnet production in Greater Yellowstone in 25 years; Travel with TTSS; Two National Wildlife Refuges receive funding; Solo's legacy continues at Turnbull NWR; Update on Oregon Project; Wakeboarding- new threat for swans?; Get the Lead out- an update; Federal Duck Stamps and conservation; International Swan Symposium; TTSS says goodbye to great friend Joe Johnson; Great Rivers Trumpeter Swan Watch

  • TTSS takes firm stand on lead; Management challenge ahead at Red Rock Lakes NWR; Becky Abel wins prestigious fellowship from TogetherGreen; Swan rescue in Pennsylvania; Update from Ontario; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes awarded a "Connie"; TTSS Board member Bob Blohm received the Grinnel Award; TTSS member Dave Sharp receives the International Canvasback Award; Carrol Henderson on Trumpeter Swans

  • TTSS new Board Director Robert Blohm; Update on Greater Yellowstone Trumpeter Swan Initiative; TTSS announces New matching challenge; Trumpeter Swan 2010 Survey released; A history of nesting trumpeters at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge; Trumpeters at Oklahoma's Red Slough Wildlife Management Area; Great Rivers Trumpeter Watch; Winter Update Squaw Creek NWR Missouri; Upcoming Birding Festivals featuring Trumpeters and more


  • TTSS hires new staff member Becky Abel; Highlight of the 22nd Trumpeter Swan Society Conference in Montana; TTSS recognizes George Melendez Wright; Trumpeter Swan 2010 Survey results; George Melendez Wright Awards honor Harold Burgess, Jim King and Harry Lumsden; Trumpeter Watch Update; 1% for the Planet; Matching funds for this year's Membership Drive and Annual Appeal.

  • TTSS 2nd Conferences news and registration; Seney National Wildlife Refuge profile; National Park Service Trumpeter meeting and Greater Yellowstone Initiative; Dale Becker reports from the Flathead (Montana); The Blackfoot Challenge by Greg Neudecker; Board updates; Artists for Conservation; Adopt a Swan; The passing of some very good friends.

  • Society News; Announcing the 22nd Trumpeter Swan Conference in Montana; Updates from Kenai NWR (Alaska), Squaw Creek NWR (Missouri), Yukon, Au Sable River (Michigan); Yellowstone updates; Tribute to Carl Mitchell, retiring; Montana's progress on the Flathead Indian Reservation; Issues with lead; Iowa restoration update; Trumpeter Watch and more.


  • The importance of dairy farms to Washington wintering swans; Rocky Mountain update; TTSS partners with Ebird; Trumpeter Swans in Kansas and Tennessee; Yellowstone National Park Update from Doug Smith; Agency decision threatens Trumpeter Swans in Idaho

  • Mary Burgess Botes Reports on Oklahoma; Patricia Manthey reports from Wisconsin; David Rogles on winter use at Riverlands, Missouri; Madeleine Linck on Swan Nesting in Minneapolis suburbs; Recent Oregon releases; Ohio swan Christmas counts; Jim and Mary Lou King note changes in Alaska; Karen Rowe reports from Arkansas; Yukon's Celebration of Swans

  • A tribute to Harvey Nelson; Power lines and swans; Upcoming Events; Can the west's breeding swans survive?; TTSS 2009 Annual Report; Trumpeter Watch Update

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