Trumpeter Swan Tour

Dates:  Sunday, December 2, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018
Location:  Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tour Hosted by: Bryan Prather

We have a special treat for you! Now is one of the best times of the year to see hundred and hundreds of Trumpeter Swans in their natural habitat at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary! And, there's no better way to see and learn all about them than on a guided tour of the Sanctuary with our own Bryan Prather.

The Trumpeter Swan is one of the most common winter birds found in the sanctuary. Their large size and grace in flight make them a sanctuary favorite. They are the largest waterfowl in North America! The number of swans the sanctuary supports in the winter has earned the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary the distinction of a Globally Important Bird Area or IBA. The Trumpeter Swans are another one of our conservation success stories!

Here is some other important information:

- Swan viewing will be from a paved walkway.
- Wear warm clothing because it is always 15 degrees colder at the Sanctuary than in other parts of town.
- Participants are welcome to bring a thermos with coffee or hot chocolate and even small folding chairs if you want to!
- We will explore the Visitor's Center and may make short stops to view other birds (Bald Eagles, other waterfowl, etc.) before ultimately reaching the Swan spot.
- Bring a camera for excellent photographic opportunities.
- Each tour will be a go unless there is a winter storm warning. 
- Bring Your Own Binoculars! 
- All bird watchers should assemble at 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor's Center on the date you choose above.

Register by sending an email to [email protected] or sign-up in the store.