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Tundra Swans

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Chautauqua Lake provides an excellent feeding ground for a number of migrating ducks, swans and geese throughout the cooler months. Just yesterday, over 200+ Tundra Swans filled Bemus Bay along with numerous Canada Geese and Mallard ducks. These large and beautiful swans captured the attention of several lake-side residents as they belted out their high pitched honks while feeding on the abundant vegetation within the shallows of the lake. As winter progresses more waterfowl will make their way to the Great Lakes and Chautauqua Lake to reach needed food resources after their long trips from the tundra and beyond. Keep on the lookout for these special winter visitors and log your sightings in eBird to help experts further understand their movement patterns, population numbers and other important behaviors!

Tundra Swans

Tundra Swans flying

Tundra Swans-Adults and Juveniles