Hotline for ill or dead swans

posted Dec 5, 2011, 12:38 PM by Ingrid Enschede
Trumpeter Swan
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.