Swan Information

Photograph by J. Buchanan

Trumpeter Swan Information

Our site is packed with swan information for all ages and levels of interests in Trumpeter Swans. When you join the Trumpeter Swan Society you will receive the most up-to-date swan information through our member newsletter Trumpetings, as well as exclusive updates and notices.

Don't forget to check out the following parts of our web site:

  • Swan Links
    We have a large and carefully organized list of links that should help you find almost everything about Trumpeter Swans that is available online.
  • Swan Identification
    For information on how to identify Trumpeter, Tundra, and Mute Swans.
  • Range Maps
    Maps showing the range and distribution of swans in various areas.

Comprehensive Scientific Information

The most up to date and most complete single sources of scientific information for all three species of North American Swans are the species accounts from The Birds of North America. This series is jointly published by The Academy of Natural Sciences, and The American Ornithologists' Union. Your local library, university, or natural history organization may have a subscription to this series. Single copies of the species profiles for the Trumpeter Swan (No. 105), Tundra Swan (No. 89), and Mute Swan (No. 273) can be purchased from Buteo Books, 3130 Laurel Road, Shipman, VA 22971. 800-722-2460 or 434-263-8671.

General Scientific Information

Free download!

  • The Trumpeter Swan (105 kb .pdf)
    This 8 page document written in 1995, includes excellent discussions of basic biology, historic and current distribution with very good range maps, a summary of restoration efforts in the Midwest, and much more. This is publication G3647 of the University of Wisconsin - Extension, written by Sumner Matteson, Scott Craven and Donna Compton. The Society gratefully acknowledges the University of Wisconsin Extension Service for permission to post this document on our web site. The document is in .pdf format and you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader software to read it.