TRUMPETER SWAN ECOLOGY AND REINTRODUCTION
March 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Flathead Audubon is offering a special Zoom presentation by Franz Ingelfinger on the Trumpeter Swan, Monday, March 8 at 7 pm. The Trumpeter Swan has made a remarkable recovery throughout Northwest Montana, thanks to a multiple-decade’s long re-introductory effort involving several cooperators. Today, swans breeding throughout the Flathead are the direct decedents of those efforts. Franz Inglefinger will discuss Trumpeter Swan ecology, reintroduction, and current efforts to utilize GPS-collar technology to identify migratory pathways and suitable wetland habitats for range expansion. Franz is a Restoration Ecologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Originally from Massachusetts, he studied at the University of Wyoming. Like the birds in the Flathead, Franz got his wildlife start in the early days of the swan reintroduction program, where he worked for the Wyoming Wetland Society rearing swans for release. Now in the Flathead, Franz occasionally volunteers with ongoing Trumpeter Swan recovery efforts. The program is free and open to the public.
For more information on how to access the video presentation, go to www.flatheadaudubon.org.
If you have missed any of the previous video Zoom presentations, they are available on the flatheadaudubon.org website at https://flatheadaudubon.org/videos. Right now you can view three of our recent programs:
1. Flight of Hummingbirds by Brad Tobalski (October 2020)
2. Montana’s Amazing Native Fish by Beth Gardner (January 2021)
3. Instrumented Bird Nest Boxes and Wildlife Tracking Technologies by Doug Bonham (February 2021) More will be added to this collection as they are completed.