21 October, 2009

Trumpeter Swan

Scientific Name: Cygnus columbianus

Population Estimate: 34K

Range / Habitat: Summer / breeding areas in interior Alaska, parts of Canada, Minnesota. Winters on Pacific coast of Canada.

Field Notes: Large, all-white swan with black bill. Loud, frequent, trumpet-like chatter back and forth between birds. Tundra Swan may have yellow area near the eye but not always. Voice is the most reliable distinction.

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