Driving down a two-track, deep in the Nebraska Sandhills, one may be so lucky to witness a heavenly white bird on one of the many spring-fed lakes. This bird is called the trumpeter swan, and it is the largest waterfowl species in the world. Almost driven to extinction, these birds have since been reintroduced to the Nebraska Sandhills and are thriving there today. But conservation work is never done, and challenges for these birds loom on the horizon. In this conservation success story, you will meet the researchers who have dedicated their lives to protecting these birds, ranchers who live amongst these birds and make their lives in the Nebraska Sandhills, and a photographer who’s love for this species emanates through his photographs.
To see Mike’s photo essay and read his story about Trumpeter Swans click HERE