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Tracking trumpeter swan leads back to Iowa research group

Jan. 31, 2018

HEBER SPRINGS – Teamwork between wildlife photographers, birders and others around the country determined that a collared trumpeter swan spotted in Cleburne County recently was part of a tracking survey that began last summer in Iowa.

As Karen Rowe, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s nongame migratory bird program coordinator, said, “It literally took a village to find out where this bird had originated.”

Trumpeter swan on 2017 Junior Duck Stamp inspires information on the species

June 21, 2017

An image of two trumpeter swans rising from the cattails will be honored with production as the 2017 Junior Duck Stamp at the official first day of sale being held at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock, 11 a.m., June 23. The fantastic image grabbed the attention of judges at the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest in April, just as the species has been fascinating Arkansans for decades.