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Festival of Birds to take wing in Detroit Lakes May 17-20

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This summer marks the 25th anniversary of when trumpeter swans were restored in Minnesota -- the first one from the restoration project was released at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.


So it seems only fitting that the bird be honored during the 15th annual Festival of Birds celebration next month.

With a steady decline in trumpeter swans due to hunting in the 1800s and early 1900s, by the 1930s, there were only 69 trumpeter swans left in the lower 48 states.

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