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The Trumpeter Swan Society has links to information about Canadian Trumpeter Swans

Photograph by David Weaver.  Trumpeter Swans near Whitehorse, Yukon

Swan Links - Canada



  • Driven nearly to extinction just over a century ago, the Trumpeter Swan has become a conservation success story thanks to pioneering efforts in Alberta to save this species. In this presentation we'll look at how the Trumpeter Swan population was saved, the degree to which conservation efforts have been successful, and current threats that this species still faces to this day.

    About the Speaker:
    Nick Carter is a science and nature writer, photographer, and educator from Edmonton, Alberta. As a lifelong naturalist his professional experience and personal interests range from birdwatching and butterflies to dinosaur palaeontology and just about anything else to do with the natural world.
    PCAP’s Native Prairie Speaker Series is a monthly webinar about prairie conservation or species at risk.

    Hosted by: Caitlin Mroz-Sailer, Stewardship Coordinator, Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan

  • The Grande Prairie region is home to a large number of Trumpeter Swans during the spring and summer. Saskatoon Island Provincial Park – located 25 kilometers west of Grande Prairie on Highway 43 and three kilometers north on Range Road 81 – is in the Grande Prairie Trumpeter Swan Important Bird Area and is a designated Federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary. The Fall Fair highlights Trumpeter Swans and other wildlife.

  • "Triumph of the Trumpeters"'
    In the Winter 1955 edition of The Beaver, a feature article created by husband-and-wife team Richard and Lyn Harrington gave a first-hand look at the lengths to which some people in Canada and the United States were going to keep the trumpeter swan alive.

British Columbia

  • This interesting article, from a few years back, highlights the return of the Trumpeter Swan to British Columbia, and the issues of feeding in newly planted fields.

  • This organization works with farmers and other community members on innovative conservation programs to create win-win situations for people and wildlife

  • Lead poisoning is a serious and usually fatal outcome for swans ingesting lead ammunition pellets or fishing sinkers. Judson Lake straddles British Columbia and Washington state. TTSS has worked for decades with partners such as the Canadian Wildlife Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to address lead poisoning issues at Judson Lake.

  • Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society hosted TTSS's 24th Swan Conference in 2016. There are many wintering swans, both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans in the area. The Society does a winter bird count as well.




  • Swans are an extremely important conservation and cultural icon in Yukon Territory. Here’s your chance to learn more about swans in this remote part of the continent!

    Yukon swan experts use the multimedia wonders of Zoom to share their knowledge of swan identification, populations, nesting, behaviour, and migration.

    Learn about Yukon’s amazing natural spring migration areas where thousands of Trumpeter Swans gather. Be inspired by the annual Yukon Celebration of Swans which has become a rite of spring for thousands of Yukoners of all ages each year.
    Presented by:
    Margaret Campbell, Wildlife Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service
    Jim Hawkings, Wildlife Biologist (CWS retired) and TTSS Board member
    Karen McColl, Wildlife Viewing Specialist, Government of Yukon

    Webinar recorded February 15, 2024

  • More than 10% of Yukon's population attend this six week event to welcome back migrating birds. April- May.

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