Tundra swans now frequently seen as part of annual migration

This year's tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday.
This year's tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday.
This year’s tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday, making the trip from Bright’s Grove and Sarnia.

The “Return of the Tundra Swans,” although somewhat delayed this year due to abnormally cold weather, is well underway, with daily reports appearing on the Lambton County Libraries, Museums and Galleries website.

Several hundred birds, who are on their way north, typically rest in the Old Thedford Bog, near Grand Bend.

The birds seen in our area typically winter in a wide area from Maryland to South Carolina and even as far as Florida. They then head to the Canadian arctic to breed.

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