In the typical fashion of a swan song, our two Trumpeter swan cygnets bade farewell to Garden City on August 29, flying on a commercial airlines to Oregon. The two females were donated to The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) to become part of a reintroduction effort in Eastern Oregon. TTSS works with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to restore this species to their former range. The two were released shortly after their arrival onto a wetland at the Summer Lake Wildlife Management Area. The transfer of the two female cygnets was timed to have them arrive just a short time before they were ready to fledge. Waterfowl like swans and geese traditionally return for nesting to the location where they first learned to fly, so even though these two girls hatched here in Southwest Kansas, they will first migrate from Summer Lake in Oregon, and then return there when they are old enough to start a family of their own. Enjoy the above photos provided to us by TTSS.