The Trumpeter Swan
Society has doubled their contribution by adding $500 to the reward and an anonymous donor has provided an additional $500 in support, bringing the total reward to $4,000.
New genotype of avian bornavirus in wild geese and trumpeter swans
During the summer of 2011, DEC captured, banded and released trumpeter swans
at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex near Savannah, NY and at the Perch River Wildlife Management Area near Brownville, NY.
Because trumpeter swans
have not historically occupied tundra habitats in large numbers, range increases may negatively affect populations of tundra swans and other species using tundra wetlands.
This has reduced the population of trumpeter swans
, which rely on the bodies of water not just for nesting but also as a refuge from predators.
More than 300 species of birds (bald eagles, mountain bluebirds, trumpeter swans
and sand hill cranes among them) and big game, such as moose, elk, bison, wolves and bears, come into view with the help of an experienced guide.
Studies have shown that lead poisoning kills up to 32 percent of trumpeter swans
and 52 percent of loons.
Since 1999, more than 2,100 trumpeter swans
in northwest Washington and southwest British Columbia have died--about 15 percent of the birds that winter in this region.
Two trumpeter swans
(Cygnus buccinator) bred and released into the wild by the AZA-accredited Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago (www.
Another entertaining section features "incredible" birds that are extreme in some way: the tallest and heaviest trumpeter swans
, best dancer cranes, most talkative magpies, and the least-likely-to-succeed eagles, among many others.
Judson Lake, which straddles British Columbia and Washington State, has become the grave for thousands of trumpeter swans
Tundra swans, also called whistling swans to further differentiate them from endangered trumpeter swans
, were once in very short supply.
Originally established in 1941 to protect large populations of moose on the lush Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for 200 species of birds and wildlife, including bald eagles, trumpeter swans
, brown and black bears, caribou and wolves.
There are many places that enchant us, such as Yellowstone National Park where large herds of elk and bison roam and trumpeter swans
spread their wings.
At the turn of the twentieth century, trumpeter swans
had vanished from America's heartland.