Trumpeter Swans

It’s amazing that these beautiful birds were almost extinct back in the 1960’s with only several hundred left. Remarkably, preservation efforts have brought the swans back and it’s now estimated that over 10,000 individuals exist.

Vancouver Island is host to many of the swans as they overwinter. Prime viewing areas are around the Comox Valley north of Nanaimo and in the Cowichan Valley where I live. Presently we must have somewhere around 2,000 birds in the valley, what a sight.

Trumpeter Swans at the Somenos Marsh, Cowichan Valley.

Trumpeter Swans at the Somenos Marsh, Cowichan Valley.

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