2023 Annual Swan Count


January 20, 2023    
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Type

Trumpeter Swans on San Juan Island | Kathy Finholm

Each year in late January, the Preservation Trust’s Stewardship Manager, Kathleen Foley Lewis coordinates a count of swans in San Juan County. It’s part of a regional survey of trumpeter and tundra swans conducted annually by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Having this info helps WDFW, and it also helps those of us who are working to conserve habitat locally in the islands. It’s “community science” at its best!

When registering, please indicate the island where you would like to count swans, as well as any specific locations where you’d prefer to count. If you have no preference where you want to count swans, we will assign you an area.

Friday, January 20th, 2023, is the confirmed date of this year’s Swan Count.

We invite photographers of all backgrounds to bring their cameras with them, capture some images of the swans they observe, and to submit them to SJPT’s photo contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top photos that we receive.

  • Date: 1/20/2023
  • Time: 8:00am–11:00am
  • Location: Various locations around the San Juan Islands
  • Bring: Weather-appropriate clothing, binoculars (camera optional for photo contest)
  • Leader: SJPT Conservation Project Manager Kathleen Lewis

Click here to sign up.

Questions? Email Jack Russillo