Manitoba Bird Bird Atlas: Species At Risk

Trumpeter Swan

Early Breeding and Last Migration Dates

South: Regions 1 to 8 Central: Regions 9 to 12 North: Regions 13 and 14
Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding
Apr-01 May-16 Sep-01 Apr-01 May-16 Sep-01

Breeding Evidence

Beaver ponds are prime nesting sites.

Habitat

Breeding Evidence Map

Although still officially listed as “Extirpated”, the number of Trumpeter Swan sightings in Manitoba have been increasing annually in recent years. Several pairs now nest in Riding Mountain National Park (first observed in 2002). A pair with fledged young was found near Bissett by Christian Artuso in 2007. Two breeding records have been confirmed for the atlas on the east side of Lake Winnipeg (photo top left). All of the Trumpeter Swans now breeding in Manitoba are probably the offspring of birds from captive release programs in the northern U.S.A and Ontario that have since established small populations in new areas.

-from COSEWIC and The Birds of Manitoba (p. 101)