Hotline for ill or dead swans

Post date: Dec 5, 2011 8:38:50 PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has re-established a hotline at (360) 466-4345 ext.266 to report dead or ill swans in Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. Callers should be prepared to leave a message with their name, phone number, and the location and condition of the swans. The hotline will be running through the end of March. This is a continuing effort to monitor swans that suffer from lead poisoning. Some swans die each winter from lead poisoning after ingesting lead shot in areas where they feed.

Trumpeter Swan