TRUMPETER SWAN

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Cygnus cygnus buccinator

HABITAT:  Water areas of the most northern United States and Canada. 

CONSERVATION STATUS:  Least Concern

FUN FACT:   Trumpeter Swans were on the verge of extinction in the 1900’s because of a large trade in swan skins and feathers.  The United States population was down to 69 birds in 1932.  Through the establishment of refuges, conservation efforts and reintroduction efforts the population has reached nearly 3,000 birds in the lower 48 states and nearly 12,000 in Alaska.  It was removed from the Endangered Species List in the mid 1970’s

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Garden City, KS 67846

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