Celebrating 52 years helping Trumpeter Swans thanks to people like you!
The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968 and dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans.
We are the only non-profit organization working for Trumpeter Swan conservation across North America.
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Call (360) 466-4345, ext. 266, to report dead, sick or injured swans in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and other western Washington counties. Callers should be prepared to leave a short detailed message including their name, phone number, location, and condition of the swans. The hotline is available 24/7 through the end of March.
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UTAH: "Salt Lake City — The swan hunting season was closed in Utah 16 days early after the federal quota of 20 trumpeter swans was met on Nov. 27. This is the second consecutive year that the swan hunt had to be closed early.
Starting tomorrow — Saturday, Nov. 28 — hunters are prohibited from killing any swan in Utah.
The 2020 swan hunting season opened on Oct. 3 and was scheduled to run until Dec. 13, but was closed after the 20th trumpeter swan was harvested. Previously, the limit for trumpeter swan harvest in Utah was set at 10 swans, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increased that number to 20 swans in 2019.
"This is the second year in a row that we have seen a higher number of trumpeter swans harvested because there were more migrating through Utah than in previous years," Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator Blair Stringham said." Read more...
IDAHO: Great article about the differences between trumpeter swans, tundra swans, snow geese and sandhill cranes. "The large migration of Tundra swans and Snow geese usually happens in October when both species head for Mexico and a few southwestern states for the winter. Tundra swans usually nest just below the Arctic Circle, while most Snow geese nest above the circle.
Most of the large white birds that are feeding in area fields are the Trumpeters that spent the summer in Alaska or in scattered pockets in Canada. Most of them will stay here in the Upper Snake River Valley, feeding in harvested fields — or in the case at Deer Parks Management Area — grains that were planted for them and not harvested. Many will spend the winter feeding on the aquatic plants on the Henrys Fork of the Snake River and Teton River unless icing conditions force them to the lower valleys." Read more...
MINNESOTA: Trumpeter swans are beginning their migration to wintering areas. Read more...
WISCONSIN: "After the illegal shooting of a protected trumpeter swan near Hudson earlier this month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to be sure of their targets before firing overhead.
With the waterfowl season underway and goose season open through early January, it’s critical for hunters to know the difference between waterfowl species legal to hunt and other big white birds that are not legal to hunt in Wisconsin.
All wild swans are protected in Wisconsin. It is illegal to hunt native trumpeter swans, tundra swans and non-native mute swans in Wisconsin. Other large white birds, including American white pelicans and whooping cranes, are also illegal to hunt." Read more...
IOWA: "Their return from the brink of extinction is one of the 20th century’s most amazing success stories, and the story continues yet today. It’s all the more interesting because Carroll Henderson, a Minnesota wildlife biologist who grew up here in Story County and a long-time acquaintance, played an important roll in making the story possible." Read more...
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