By Elaine Caton
Blackfoot Challenge 

Summer of Swans


Last updated 8/31/2022 at 2:50pm

Kevin Ertl

Blackfoot trumpeter swan family

This has turned out to be a banner year for trumpeter swans in the Blackfoot watershed.

The first swan sightings were reported in March, when swans began returning from their wintering grounds in Southwest Montana and Idaho. Spring and fall are challenging times of year to positively identify trumpeters because there are also tundra swans migrating through our area in those seasons. But by lat...

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