Tundra Swans

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The Tundra swan is the most common swan in North America and our smallest at 49 inches in length. It has a wingspan of just over 6 feet and weighs about 13 pounds. It is completely white, but its neck is often stained rusty-brown in color caused by the ferrous minerals in the marshy soils that they often frequent. Tundra swans find the aquatic plants, seeds, and grains of the Refuge to their liking.

They fly in straight lines or V formations like Canada geese, and often achieve speeds 100 miles per hour with a tail wind.

It is time to watch for these magnificent, white birds, while great numbers of them are taking advantage of the safety and food the Refuge has to offer. You can’t miss them!