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Tundra Swan - (Cygnus columbianus)  



  • Huge white bird with long neck
  • Juveniles are grey
  • Black bill, sometimes with yellow spot in front of eye 
  • 52" (120-147 cm.) 


  • Ponds, lakes, large rivers

Additional Information 

  • Formerly called Whistling Swan
  • Large flocks seen and heard overhead while on migration 
  • Nests far to the north in tundra areas of Canada and Alaska
  • Tundra Swan has no black in wings

Similar/Comparable Species


Tundra swan in a pond

Tundra swan in flight

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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