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Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Animal Conservation Series

Topical documentaries produced to help enlighten viewers about our planet's endangered animals and conservation efforts to aid in their continued existence. A portion of all net proceeds is donated to assist non-profit organizations. Series: 16 programs (30 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Trumpeter Swans: Trumpeter Blues (A Swan's Story)

Trumpeter Swans: Trumpeter Blues (A Swan's Story)

Best Wildlife Film -International Wildlife Film Festival
Best Nature Film -Outdoor Writers' Association
Best Environment Film -The Banff Film Festival

"Highly Recommended. Creating a wonderfully sensitive nature documentary, poetically scripted narration and atmospheric music backs magnificently crystalline views of the trumpeter swan, a graceful, white-hued bird with an amazing eight-foot wingspan. Picture postcard Yellowstone Park vistas of snowcapped mountains rising against azure skies set the mood for the soothing narrator's finely tuned delivery that subtly inspires appreciation and awe for this endangered species." -American Library Association
The Trumpeter Swan is not only the largest waterfowl native to North America it also is the embodiment of grace and beauty in nature, linked with unspoiled wilderness; still, this magnificent bird is a threatened species. Trumpeters once flourished over much of the continent, but by 1900 it was believed they had become extinct. Fortunately, nests were discovered in Yellowstone National Park in 1919 and in 1935 the U.S. government established refuge areas to protect them there and in Red Rock Lakes in Montana. Besides predators and habitat loss another serious problem these beautiful birds face is lead poisoning; often they ingest lead shot or lead fishing sinkers when they feed or eat grit from a marsh bottom, which is deadly. This digitally re-mastered, multi-award winning program offers a sensitive portrait of trumpeter swans filmed in natural settings of Yellowstone. Here we witness the struggle of the cygnets (young swans) and follow their flight to escape from the first freeze to migrate through the heartland of America. Produced by Trailwood Films. 00/10DE IJSCA 30 min.
Also See: Yellowstone's Otters And Friends; Yellowstone: The Unfinished Song; Elk of The Northern Herd; Coyotes: Song Dog

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