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North American Swans - Bulletin of The Trumpeter Swan Society

This is our periodic publication that covers topics in depth, has regional information in each issue, and publishes research and management reports that would otherwise be unavailable. Some issues are dedicated entirely to the papers presented at our biennial conferences. We will include articles and research on other species of swans if the information is pertinent to Trumpeter Swans. For information on submissions, please contact

Our Conference Proceedings

Approximately every two years, we hold a conference somewhere in North America, usually in an important Trumpeter Swan breeding or wintering area, in the appropriate season for the chosen site. Participants include Trumpeter managers, restoration workers, researchers, captive propagators and private citizens who are concerned about Trumpeter Swan restoration. Collectively, the published papers from these conferences and NAS contain an unsurpassed scientific and historical record of the recovery of Trumpeter Swans in the U.S. and Canada, its current status, and management concerns and strategies, told by the many people who were directly involved.

Bound issues of past Conference Proceedings may be obtained by mail for $10 US each, including shipping. Please examine the index of published papers and see the wealth of detailed information that exists. Please e-mail to verify availability of specific volumes before ordering.

Most Recent Proceedings

Trumpeter Swans -- Trumpeter Swan Restoration: Exploration and Challenges, 20-22 October 2005, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Published in 2007, this is a collection of 33 informative papers and abstracts presented at the Iowa conference, complete with Preface, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, and downloadable versions of each paper. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view individual papers. The full text is available as well   (3mb pdf).

Current members of the Trumpeter Swan Society can receive a free bound copy by mail from the office on request. Others may purchase a copy of the proceedings by mail from the Society's office for (U.S.) $10 including shipping. A CD Rom edition is also available for $5.00, including shipping.


This is the Society's newsletter which we issue three-four times per year. It contains brief articles and updates from across the continent to keep members informed about the latest developments and swan news. For information on submissions, please contact

Trumpetings Online

Now you can read the back issues online with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. You'll always know where to find it! For the latest issue, please contact the Society's office.


September 2017 VOL XXVII No. 2
April 2017 VOL XXVII No. 1


December 2016 VOL XXVI No. 3
September 2016 VOL XXVI No. 2
April 2016 VOL XXVI No. 1


December 2015 VOL XXV No. 3
September 2015 VOL XXV No. 2
April 2015 VOL XXV No. 1


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March 2014 VOL. XXIV No. 1   (1 mb)


November 2013 Vol. XXIII No. 3   (4 mb)
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March 2013 Vol.XXIII No.1   (5 mb)


November 2012 Vol. XXII No. 3   (4 mb)
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November 2011 Vol. XXI No. 3   (5 mb)
July 2011 Volume XXI No. 2   (416kb)
February 2011 Volume XXI No. 1   (4.68 mb)


November 2010 Vol. XX No. 3   (3.42 mb)
July 2010 Vol. XX No. 2   (1.67 mb)
March 2010 Vol. XX No. 1   (4.74 mb)


November 2009 Vol. XIX No. 3   (2.5 mb)
July 2009 Vol. XIX No. 2   (482kb)
April 2009 Vol. XIX No. 1   (209kb)


November 2008 Vol. XVIII No.3   (95kb)
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November 2003 Vol. XIII No.3   (371kb)
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