While birders are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic conservation law credited with saving birds such as the trumpeter swan
and the bald eagle from extinction, the Trump administration wants to make it easier for businesses to kill wildlife without penalties.
September: American goldfinch October: ring-necked pheasant November: American crow December: eastern screech-owl January: bald eagle February: northern cardinal March: red-winged blackbird April: trumpeter swan
May: American robin June: eastern bluebird July: eastern meadowlark August: great blue heron As September drew near, I emailed press releases to K-12 school districts, newspapers, TV stations, outdoor journalists, art and conservation organizations, writing programs, ornithology departments, bookstores, writing groups, birding groups, Audubon Magazine, every single person at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and all my fabulous poet friends who were besieged for free work every single day (forgive me).
Sunriver, OR, February 19, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory announced another major increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for illegally shooting the well-known Trumpeter Swan
, Chuck, on Thanksgiving day in 2017.
In the chapter on The Trumpet of the Swan, Sweet includes a collage of a trumpeter swan
by John James Audubon and a map of Montana, where part of White's novel takes place.
"Just mount the leader of the fire-breathing trumpeter swan
The graceful white trumpeter swan
, the friendly backyard brown-headed nuthatch and the coastal black skimmer could lose more than 99 percent of their current ranges.
Birds that could lose all of their current range by 2080 include the American avocet, brown rosy-finch, brown-headed nuthatch, chestnut-collared longspur, eared grebe, northern gannet, northern saw-whet owl, trumpeter swan
, white-headed woodpecker, and yellow rail.
One species, the tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus), is common whereas the other species, the trumpeter swan
(Cygnus buccinator), is rare and federally protected in the United States.
They included topics related to Holocene plant and vegetation migration, reclassification of white x Engelmann spruce hybrids as a species for palaeoecological reasons, spring and fall population surveys of Trumpeter Swan
migration for 20 years, and archaeological studies.
Sometimes it even preys on other birds, as seen through the lens of one Canadian photographer, (http://www.utahbirds.org/featarts/2008/EagleAndSwan.htm) who captured a bald eagle attacking a trumpeter swan
White's "The Trumpet of the Swans." An updated "Peter and the Wolf," it is a children's tale of Louis, a trumpeter swan
, who is born mute and learns to play a trumpet to communicate with his love, Serena.
We used a long-term data set on a northern breeding bird that relies on wetlands for nesting, the trumpeter swan
Cygnus buccinator, to complete one of the first detailed examinations of the potential effects of climate change on the breeding range of an avian species.