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Check out The Trumpeter Swan Society's range maps for swans across North America

Photograph by Margaret Smith

Swan Range Maps

Trumpeter Swans

Where to See Trumpeter Swans

  • Here's a list of National Wildlife Refuges that have trumpeter swans at some point in the year- it might be nesting, wintering, or during migration. Check with the Refuge to find when swans are there. National Wildlife Refuges are very important habitat for trumpeter swans.

  • Zoos have been very important in the restoration of trumpeter swans in North America. You can see trumpeter swans at these zoos.

Ebird Online Trumpeter Swan Sightings Map

  • Find out where Trumpeter Swans have been seen and reported to Ebird. This online map zooms in and out across North America. Zoom in to find the dates and locations of Trumpeter Swan sightings near you! Thank you to Wisconsin Ebird for making the link available.

2015 North America Trumpeter Swan Survey

Summer and winter ranges are expanding in many areas, especially the Midwest, as recovering populations increase. Breeding distribution in North America is surveyed in detail every five years. Many states survey their breeding Trumpeters each fall and some conduct winter distribution surveys, however few detailed range maps exist. Check out the 2015 North American Trumpeter Swan Survey for the current range maps and population counts in different Flyways.

Tundra Swan Range Maps

Tundra Swans in North America are part of a larger species distribution.  Check out the "Circumpolar Distribution" to learn more.

North America's Tundra Swans nest in the arctic, and migrate for the winter either east to the Atlantic Flyway to the Chesapeake area, or west to California. Their migrations can overlap areas where Trumpeter Swans have been nesting or winter (especially in the Pacific Northwest). 

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