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Swans ready to hit the airwaves soon

November 9, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

TRUMPETER SWANS (Cygnus buccinator) represent a wildlife management success story. Once on the brink of being lost as a species, this magnificent bird has come back. That is great news. In fact, several years ago, the Iowa DNR phased out its participation in swan recovery and turned it over to private sector operations. Many state lands continue to contribute to swan nesting successes. Likewise, many county conservation lands offer wetland or lake/pond sites that help swans nest and rear the young of the year.



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