Trumpeter swans are making a comeback thanks largely to the efforts of Bill Long and the Trumpter Swan Fund. Check out their accomplishments below. National Elk Refuge adjoining Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wy. Canon 40D, 100-400 IS lens, tripod, f11, 1/400 (got lucky!), focal length 400mm.Views 559 through 2 January 2011, thanks for stopping by!
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Trumpter swan recovery information – stunning progress! –
“Between 1994 and 2000, the WWS (Wy Wetland Society hosts the Trumpeter Swan Fun) and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department released 71 birds in the Green River drainage of Wyoming, which now account for 30 percent of the total number of swans in Wyoming, and nearly 40 percent of the adult swans outside Yellowstone National Park.
In 2000 the organization began to work with The Confederated Salish Kootenai tribe of the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana. The organization released 84 swans over a two-year period, producing the first nesting pair of swans in the Flathead in more than 100 years.
Between, 2002-2005, the Society, FWS, and the State of Idaho released 27 swans on the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Idaho, where 3 pair now use the refuge, compared to just one pair prior to the release."