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TETLIN: Trumpeter Swan Population Continues to Expand
Alaska Region, September 1, 2005
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The Upper Tanana Valley continues to host an expanding breeding population of trumpeter swans. Tetlin Refuge, in cooperation with a statewide effort by Migratory Bird Management, recently completed a trumpeter swan census on the Refuge and surrounding lands. Breeding was first documented in this area in 1982 when 75 swans were counted. Over the last two decades, the swan population in the Upper Tanana Valley has shown dramatic growth; over 1,700 swans were counted during this last census effort.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov
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