This count from the refuge which was actually done yesterday 11-25. The Interior of the refuge is closed, but other parts can still be viewed from roads around it. 

Might want to check out Squaw Creek NWR count from yesterday also - just google it. Larry Lade and I were there yesterday and observed over 300 Trumpeter Swans, plus good variety of other Waterfowl, and lots of Eagles and Hawks. Staff there reported 8 Sandhill Cranes and an Ibis, which we did not see.


Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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From: "Whitson, Steve" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:40 AM
Subject: Swan Lake Bird Counts

Here are the numbers from the MDC Aerial Count of Swan Lake NWR conducted Monday Morning (11-18)

 120,000 Ducks, 22 trumpeters, 100 coots, 101 eagles

With more water freezing those numbers have decreased since the count Monday.


Steve Whitson
Refuge Manager
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
16194 Swan lake Ave.
Sumner, MO 64681
(660) 856-3323 ext. 13
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