Stories tagged: Tundra swans
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 5 P.M.
Tundra swan protection project underway near Rose Lake
A pilot project currently underway south of Rose Lake, Idaho, could help protect tundra swans from future lead poisoning from historic mining waste.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
Tundra swans flock to restored Idaho wetlands
Hundreds of tundra swans suddenly rose off of a marsh, the strokes of their powerful wings making a whistling sound as they flew. They landed a short distance away at …
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
Late springs prove fatal for swans
We’d like to think we live in a relatively pristine area without need for environmental regulations or Superfund help. But 150 or so tundra swans a year tell us something …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010
Wetland project a boon for birds along Coeur d’Alene River
Tundra swans that stop to feed in Mike Schlepp’s wetlands won’t end up with gullets full of lead. Since 2007, the federal government has worked to transform 400 acres of …
MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010, 9:56 A.M.
Tundra swans on migration make Inland Northwest stops
Tundra swans are moving through the Inland Northwest on their annual migration from wintering grounds in the western U.S. to the marshes of western Alaska.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
Toxic marshes deadly to swans
ROSE LAKE, Idaho – Even near death, tundra swans are graceful. Snowy necks arch and flex as the birds – victims of lead poisoning – gasp for breath. Wings rise …