Greater Yellowstone Trumpeter Watch

DATES: Ongoing

If you are regularly observing birds in the Yellowstone / Rocky Mountain region and would like to play a larger role in data collection, please email our Trumpeter Watch programs!

One of our efforts for the GYTSI will be to augment the very limited agency aerial survey efforts with increased ground observations.

You can help TTSS by filling out the Trumpeter Swan Sightings Report Form and either:

  • email it to Trumpeter Watch programs (preferable)
  • or print the form and mail it to:
    Trumpeter Watch
    The Trumpeter Swan Society
    12615 Rockford Rd.
    Plymouth, MN 55441

The following kinds of observations would be most helpful:

  1. Any swan seen in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming (including Yellowstone NP), Nevada or Utah between April 15 and October 15. During this period most Canadian migrants are far north and Tundra Swans are very rare. Almost all swans during this period are resident Trumpeters.
  2. Any marked swans seen in these states any time of year. Marked swans are currently being released in Montana and Idaho. (Keep a sketch of the neck-band and identifying letters/numbers in case we need to confirm details with you)

Greater Yellowstone Trumpeter Swan Initiative (GYTSI) 2009-2013

Our goal is to rebuild a secure nesting population of Trumpeter Swans in Greater Yellowstone.
Find our more about GYTSI PROJECTS (PDF 1 MB)

TTSS was featured in the July 2011 Alaska Airlines, Horizon Edition magazine, in an article on Trumpeter Swans and Red Rock Lakes NWR, noting the Society's work to reduce the threats of lead to Trumpeters Swans.
View the PDF