STATES: ID, MT, WY
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:
The Trumpeter Swan Society
12615 Rockford Rd.
Plymouth, MN 55441
The following kinds of observations would be most helpful:
- 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.
- 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)