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For information on Trumpeter Swans, contact:
Sumner Matteson
Avian ecologist

Trumpeter Swan observation report

Completion of this form is voluntary. Data submitted may be shared with the Natural Heritage Inventory Program and other partners with the discretion of DNR staff. Personal information collected on this form will be used to process your request, and is intended to be used to contact you if DNR staff require additional information; it may also be made available to requesters under Wisconsin’s Open Records law [ss. 19.31-19.39, Wis. Stats]. For questions regarding data or to submit more comprehensive data to the database, please contact Sumner Matteson.

NOTE: An email address is required in order to submit a report using the online form. If you do not have an email address, please contact Sumner Matteson for a hard copy of the form or other electronic options.

Form 1700-059 (R 10/10)

Locational information
Observation date
Nearest Town:
Township N
Range incl. E/W
Section #
Quarter quarter
GPS Coordinates - Latitude
GPS Coordinates - Longitude
Temperature (F)
Wind Speed
Waterbody name
Landowner name (if known) Public Private
* You can also email us a map of the site showing the location of the swan(s).
Observation information
Nature of the observation Sight Record

Other, please explain:    

Observation details
Total # of swans observed (include both adults and young)
# of white swans (adults)
Did any of the swans have collars? Yes No

If yes, please provide the ID # and color. Collar IDs consist of one letter and two numerals (E97, 55T, H24, etc.)

Collar ID
Behavioral information
Describe the swan(s) behavior. Check all that apply: Swimming
Feeding (head submerged)
Sitting on a nest/incubating
Nibbling on a plant
Standing on a mudflat

Other, please explain:    
Behavioral notes
Describe the habitat (e.g. cattail marsh, wild rice lake, beaver pond, impoundment, etc)
Was a photograph taken?
Yes No

Please email us any photos you may have taken of the swan(s).
Observer Information
*Email *required
Zip Code
Telephone Number

Last revised: Monday, March 26, 2018