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While driving down a two-track road, deep in the Nebraska Sandhills, one may be so lucky to witness a heavenly white bird gliding across one of the many spring-fed lakes. The trumpeter swan is the largest waterfowl species in the world. Almost hunted 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 worked tirelessly to protect trumpeter swans and their habitat, ranchers who live among these birds and make their lives in the Nebraska Sandhills, and a photographer whose love for this species emanates through his photographs.



To see Mike’s photo essay and read his story about Trumpeter Swans click HERE




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