Why Study Trumpeter Swans
Research in the Park
Starting in 1975, and reoccurring every five years, aerial surveys are used to estimate trumpeter swan population in Denali. The latest survey, completed in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North American Trumpeter Swan Survey, shows a small increase in swan population. This research informs park managers as they plan for Denali’s future. The next survey will happen in 2020.
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Conant B and Others. 2007. Alaska trumpeter swan status report 2005. Waterfowl Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Juneau, Alaska
Last updated: August 1, 2018