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Vince,Brad and Steve,
Thanks for your swan report and news of 3 cygnets hatched in Missouri!

Red J94 is 2000 hatch year male from at Ida County Conservation Board
(Moorehead
Lake) Ida Grove, IA. He was released at Lake Wapello, 5 W Drakesville, IA on
05-31-01.

The 2nd swan I'm guessing is Red P01 that has lost her collar. P01 is a
female that was hatched in 2000.  P01 came from Swan
Lake, Tulsa, OK  and was released 05-24-01 from Colyn Marsh 5 miles south of
Russell, IA in Lucas county.  If someone has a spotting scope and happens to
catch the pair out of the water, P01 should have a red P01 leg band and a
metal FWS legband.  I would really appreciate a band reading if it possible.

Additional sightings for J94:
1/28/2002	Coffey marsh	3 	NW	Plano	Wayne	IA
2/4/2002	Swan Pen @ Lake Wapello	4 	NW	Drakesville	Davis	IA
3/20/2002	Lake Wapello Swan Pen	6 	W	Drakesville	Davis	IA
4/2002		Farm Pond			Mystic	Appanoose	IA
2/6/2003	Lake Wapello	7 	W	Drakesville	Davis	IA
2/24/2003	Lake Marie	2 	SW	Mercer	Mercer	MO
3/10/2004		14 	SW	Chillicothe	Carroll	MO with red P01

Additional sightings for P01;
2/22/2002	lake	3 	S	Macon		MO
3/1/2002	Swan Lake NWR	5 	SW	Hala	Carroll	MO
11/16/2002	Fountain Grove				Linn	MO
3/10/2004		14 	SW	Chillicothe	Carroll	MO with red J94

Special thanks to Kevin Doyle (Swan Lake, Tulsa, OK) and Rhett Leonard Ida
County Conservation Board (Moorehead
Lake) in Ida Grove, IA; who care for a captive breeding pair, raise and
donated the cygnets to the Iowa Restoration Program.


Sincerely,

Dave Hoffman, Wildlife Technician
Iowa Dept. of Nat. Resources
1203 N. Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641)357-3517

Iowa's last wild nesting trumpeter swans occurred in Hancock county in 1883.
In 1995, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources initiated trumpeter swan
restoration in the state with the release of 10 trumpeters near Spirit Lake
in NW Iowa. Our goal is to have 25 wild nesting pairs by the year 2006. The
information that you provided is very important to our restoration effort.
It enables us to monitor migration and mortality, as well as reproductive
success of not only Iowa's birds but also swans from other states.
Additional information on Iowa 's Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program can be
found at
http://www.iowadnr.com/wildlife/files/swanindex.html
If you have any additional questions please feel free to call or write.



Have you heard about this information?

>>> "Wonderlich, Vince" <> 7/26/2005 6:34:25
PM >>>
It looks like some Iowa Trumpeter Swans are starting to nest in
Missouri!

Vince Wonderlich
Park Ranger/Naturalist  DSN 431
Clay County Parks Dept.- Park Ranger Division
17121 Collins Rd.
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 407-3431
(816) 935-0456 cell
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-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Jacobs [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 1:51 PM
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Subject: Re: Nesting Trumpeter Swans!

Steve, can you document this for the MBRC. Make sure of the source
including any bands that might have been read.

brad

>>> Dianne & Steve Kinder <[log in to unmask]> 7/22/2005 9:54:11 AM
>>>
For the first time in well over 100 years Trumpeter Swans have been
observed nesting in Missouri. A pair with three young ones are on a
small secluded area lake. The Adults have been identified as coming
from
Iowa's reintroduction program. The young birds are several weeks old
now
and growing fast. They are on private land and to minimize disturbance
the landowner does not want visitors. They attempted to nest last year
but were not successful, possibly because of being disturbed to much.
They were seen all winter around the area.
 I think this is very exciting for birds and conservation in Missouri.
We may not have IBWP but we got TRSW!

 Later, Steve Kinder ,Chillicothe

Since I have had several inquiries I will post to the list what we
have
found out. The adult male had a neck collar which was read and sent to
people involved in Iowa. The female has presumably lost her collar.
Were
all surprised [including the biologists] that this sometimes happens.

The Male was hatched in 2000 at Ida Grove, Iowa. This is in Northern
Iowa, Ida county, near Storm Lake and East of Sioux City. From there
it
was taken to and released from Wapello Lake, Davis County in southern
Iowa. This is near Ottumwa, and east of Rathbun Lake. This is not much
more than 100 miles as the Swan flies from where they are now.

 The young are expected to fledge in September. Hopefully they will
thrive and the adults will return to nest again.

 Steve Kinder, Chillicothe, [log in to unmask]

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