Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus (Ord, 1815)  Synonyms: TUSW, Whistling Swan.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Cygnus   

Status:

Tundra Swans nest in the arctic and winter along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They are common in winter and migration, and can be locally abundant.

Where to find:

Eastern Neck NWR is an important wintering location and the species is easily found there in winter.

There are 416 records in the project database.

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A Tundra Swan at Point Lookout State Park, Maryland (1/1/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An immature Tundra Swan in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/23/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An immature Tundra Swan in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/23/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An immature Tundra Swan in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/23/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tundra Swan in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/14/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

An immature Tundra Swan in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/23/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tundra Swans at Eastern Neck NWR in Kent Co., Maryland (1/4/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

An oversummering Tundra Swan in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/7/2018). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Tundra Swan in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/9/2010). Per Mikey: "Banded and collared in Nevada (Carson Lake) in February of 2009, it represents the third documented movement of Tundra Swan from the Pacific to the Atlantic flyway (there are a few records of swans going from the Atlantic to the Pacific flyway)." Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Tundra Swan in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/9/2009). Per Mikey: "Neck-collared Tundra Swan, south of intersection of Rte. 4 and Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD, Anne Arundel CO. This bird was banded at coordinates: 67.05, -162.56, and was seen on multiple occasions around Jug Bay in Maryland the winter of 2008-09, apparently one of the longest distances documented for Whistling Swan! Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Tundra Swans coming in for a landing in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/19/2016). Photo by Andy Connelly. (MBP list)

Tundra Swans in flight over Frederick Co., Maryland (3/9/2014). Photo by Dave Govoni. (MBP list)

Tundra Swans over Frederick Co., Maryland (3/9/2014). Photo by Dave Govoni. (MBP list)

A large flock of Tundra Swans in Caroline Co., Maryland (12/27/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Tundra Swans in flight over Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/24/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Tundra Swan exhibiting a high amount of yellow in its lores in Harford Co., Maryland (2/2/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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