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Swan species coming back

It's always great to hear a conservation success story! Trumpeter swans are doing well in the province after efforts to help the struggling species. MyKawartha said, "Once completely eliminated from our province, in the late 1980s it was re-introduced, and is now doing relatively well, with many breeding pairs sustaining the wild population." They aren't the only swans you might see in your backyard, however! The smaller tundra swan and mute swan also frequent the area. Click the link to learn more about how to tell the difference! Trumpeter swans are the biggest and will sometimes have identification on their back for scientific research. Neat!

Trumpeter swans are doing well in Kawartha Lakes

When it spreads its wings and does a wing flap after a preening session the pillowy softness of the under wing feathers of the largest bird in North America is reminiscent of a pure white angel spreading its wings. The Trumpeter Swan is beginning to make a comeback in Ontario. Once completely eliminated from our province, in the late 1980s it was re-introduced, and is now doing relatively well, with many breeding pairs sustaining the wild population.

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