swans http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Trumpeter Swans Flock In Record Numbers To St. Louis-Area Bird Sanctuary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trumpeter-swans-flock-record-numbers-st-louis-area-bird-sanctuary <p>Every winter, hundreds of trumpeter swans migrate from their breeding grounds in Wisconsin to the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, just across the Mississippi River from Alton.</p><p>This year there are about 900 of them, a record for our area.</p><p>On a recent cold, blustery St. Louis morning, I got up well before dawn to drive the 20 miles north to the sanctuary and record this audio postcard.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 33194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trumpeter Swans Flock In Record Numbers To St. Louis-Area Bird Sanctuary