Photograph by Margaret Smith
Report a Swan
Trumpeter Watch CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
Be part of recording swan history as it happens! You can help us learn about new migration routes, rest stops, wintering areas and nesting grounds. We share new sightings with swan managers in each flyway. It is so exciting to learn about new areas where Trumpeter Swans are being seen.
Step 1: Share your sighting with the Bird Banding Lab
Please report any neck collared, wing-tagged, or leg banded Trumpeter Swans to the Bird Banding Lab. Every bander must register their tagged birds of all species with the Bird Banding Lab. When you submit a report to the Bird Banding Lab, you will receive a response from them with information about the particular bird you saw, including the bander and any bird age or banding location information. The bander will also receive a report with your sighting. Thank you for reporting your sighting!
Step 2: Share your swan sighting with us
Join our network of volunteer observers to document the changing distribution of Trumpeter Swans. Your observations will help provide essential information needed to increase the long-term security of Trumpeter Swans as they pioneer new areas. You will be part of a coordinated network of volunteer observers, working together to document swan numbers, dates, locations and the key characteristics of the habitats they are using.
Fill out the quick and easy online Trumpeter Swan Report form below (you can also upload photos which are very helpful for us), or download a printable form and mail it to The Trumpeter Swan Society, 12615 Rockford Rd., Plymouth, MN 55441