Trumpeter swan specimen


This specimen of a trumpeter swan is the first recorded donation given to the Art, Historical, and Scientific Association, the predecessor organization to the Museum of Vancouver. One of North America’s largest birds, the Trumpeter Swan can weigh up to 12.5 kg. It nests in the dense vegetation of marshes, lakes, and rivers and ranges from southern Alaska into British Columbia, Albertan, and the north-western United States. Once an endangered species, the Trumpeter Swan (Olor Buccinator) is now protected by law.

Date Range 
c. 1890
Museum Location 
Ravishing Beasts exhibit opening October 22, 2009
Catalog Number 
NB 131
Sidney Williams, 1895