[Tweeters] Whooper Swan Returning?

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 21 18:49:48 PST 2022

FWIW - that 2018 Grays Harbor Whooper Swan report was not accepted on the WBRC review. There were reports that a local family had two Whoopers they kept that repeatedly escaped and wandered around the Elma/Montesano area.

That one doesn’t ‘count’, sorry

Matt Bartels
Secretary, WBRC
Seattle, WA

> On Nov 21, 2022, at 1:25 PM, Marcus Vorwaller <marcus at vorwaller.net> wrote:


> I also saw a Whooper swan in Elma, Washington in 2019: https://ebird.org/checklist/S54148687 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S54148687> it was marked an exotic by ebird admins but as far as I know there is no evidence that it was an escapee. Perhaps the same bird again.


> On Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM Ian Paulsen <birdbooker at zipcon.net <mailto:birdbooker at zipcon.net>> wrote:


> Saw this posted on the ABA's RBA Facebook page:" A Whooper Swan was found

> Nov. 19 in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC. It was relocated on the

> 20th. There is speculation that this could be the returning individual

> that was seen last spring in Washington, Vancouver BC and the Yukon. If so

> Washington birders should keep their eyes open in areas where it was found

> previously."


> sincerely

> Ian Paulsen

> Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

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