Skagit Audubon

Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature

Washington’s Native Trumpeter & Tundra Swans

by Martha Jordan

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             Trumpeter Swans

          Photo by Gerald Plowman

Tuesday, January 12, 2016    
7:00 Social; 7:30 Program    
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road

MARTHA JORDAN, well-known swan biologist, will present a program on Washington’s native Trumpeter and Tundra swans.  You will learn about their life history, biology, and some swan identification tips. This year the program is updated with new information on migration patterns in Tundra Swans and how Washington’s west and east sides are connected for swans in the North Cascades.

She will shed some light on the problems and controversies these birds face on their wintering grounds and what is needed to insure their future. Get updated on the swan lead poisoning die-off, habitat issues and more.  Martha will share some excellent photos that help clarify the difficult identification of these swans.

Trumpeter Swans, the largest waterfowl in the world, have been brought back from the brink of extinction and once again grace our skies and waterways. They trumpet the success of our efforts and continue to call us to action for conservation of farmland and wetlands.

Come, share and learn the facts, myths and legends of the swans of Washington’s winter. You will also discover ways in which you can contribute to our understanding of swans in Washington just by doing what you already do outdoors. 



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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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