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Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter swans often frequent lakes in winter alongside other waterfowl such as Canada geese. These swans were photographed at the Hartell Conservation Area northeast of Plattsburg in Clinton County in early December. More

Trumpeter Swans Flying Over Water

Photo of three trumpet swans flying over water
Trumpeter swans used to be common migrants statewide and used to nest in summers in northern Missouri. Currently, individuals and family groups winter in Missouri, foraging in shallow water. It’s rare to see these large native geese in our state, though hopefully they will become more common in the future. More

Trumpeter Swans In Flight

Photo of two trumpeter swans flying
Hunters who shoot trumpeter swans risk thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail. If you’re hunting snow geese, make sure you can distinguish between them and trumpeter swans! The upper bill of a trumpeter swan has a straight profile, and the bill’s broad base against the eye makes the eye appear as part of the bill from a distance. More

Trumpeter Swans in Missouri

Overwintering trumpeter swans are becoming more common in Missouri. More
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Trumpeter swans numerous at Squaw Creek refuge

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A majestic white bird – bunches of them -- may be on the water or wing for Eagle Days this weekend (Dec. 4-5) at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. More

Trumpeter Swans On Water

Photo of two trumpeter swans on water
There are only about 5,000 trumpeter swans in the Midwest, and they are considered extirpated from our state. If you see trumpeter swans with neck collars, use your binoculars to see the color and numbers of the collar, and report them to the Missouri Department of Conservation. More

Trumpter Swan

Photo of a Trumpter Swan.
Photo of a Trumpter Swan. More