Documentation of Tundra Swan

Observer Information

Reporter:  Todd Deininger   
Other Observers:  Joey Kellner, Tim Smart, Nick Moore; Tim Kalbach

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Tundra Swan
First Date/Time:  11/21/2010
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  20 minutes
County:  Lake
Specific Location:  Twin Lakes

Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown



Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Binoculars
Spotting Scope

Distance:  500 - 1000 feet
Light:  Light conditions did not impact observations

Description of the Bird

The Tundra Swan was observed with three Trumpeter Swans. The Tundra Swan had a U-shaped forehead. The neck was the same thickness to the body. the skin in front of the eye had a pinched look to it. Small size compared to other swans.
Behaviors: Swimming in open water.
Call: none
Plumage: Adult

Similar Species Discussion

I eliminated Mute and Whopper Swan due to bill color and Trumpeter Swan since it was smaller than the Trumpeter Swans it was swimming with.

Resources Used


Previous Experience

I have observed Tundra swan in CO during the winter.



Additional Information

Comments: This swan was swimming next to three Trumpeter Swans.
Time: 11:30 am
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: Twin Lakes
Independent Observers: Tim Kalbach

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

11/22/2010 9:31:00 PM