Photographs by James Kane, M.D. Trumpeter Swans wintering in Heber Springs, Arkansas
Report a Swan
Trumpeter Watch CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
Be part of recording swan history as it happens! You can help us and states and provinces 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. (Reporting a white[ish] GPS collar? Go right now to Step 2)
Please report any neck collared, wing-tagged, or leg banded Trumpeter Swans to the Bird Banding Lab. If you are reporting a white or yellow(ish) GPS collared swan, go to Step 2 immediately. (Your report will be shared directly with the researchers. The white collars may be stained brown/yellow- orange due to minerals in the water where it feeds. These GPS collars have black solar panels)
When you submit a report of a marked swan to the Bird Banding Lab, the bander will receive a report with your sighting.
Step 2: Share your swan sighting with TTSS
Your online report (below) will be reviewed by The Trumpeter Swan Society and shared where needed most (state and provincial swan managers).
Your report provides essential information to TTSS and swan managers. Your report increases the long-term security of Trumpeter Swans as they pioneer new areas. You are part of a network of volunteer observers documenting swan numbers, dates, locations and the key characteristics of the habitats they are using. While you are unlikely to hear back about a particular swan, you are helping trumpeter swans in a real and tangible way as your report is shared where it is needed most.
Fill out the quick and easy online Trumpeter Swan Report form below (you can also upload photos or video 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