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Trumpeter Watch

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Goal Help increase the Trumpeter swan population
Task Observe and submit swan sightings
Where Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah United States

Researchers at the Trumpeter Swan Society need volunteers to report their sightings of Trumpeter Swans in the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain regions.

Why? By 1900 Trumpeter Swans were extirpated from their nesting and wintering areas in Central and Eastern North America. Their historic migrations to southerly wintering sites were totally destroyed. In recent decades wild nesting populations of Trumpeters have been successfully restored in several northerly states and Ontario. An unknown number are pioneering southward where they are beginning to establish use of more southerly wintering sites. Little is known regarding the numbers and groupings of southward migrants, the location and characteristics of the sites they are pioneering, the duration of use, or problems they may be encountering.

By providing information through Trumpeter Watch, observers can help document the changing distribution of wintering Trumpeter Swans and help increase this vulnerable swan population.

How to Join

Fill out the Trumpeter Swan Sightings Report Form and either email it to (preferable) or print the form and mail it to: Ruth Shea, TTSS) Citizen Science Projects, 3721 Hope Road, Vale, OR 97918.

You can download the Trumpeter Swan Sightings Report form at the project website:

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Tags animals
Project Updated 08/05/2017