The Mute Swan Society is dedicated to sharing evidence-based and ethical perspectives on these birds and to dispelling misinformation and myths.

Mute swan swimming in garbage filled water

Mute Swans have been scapegoated for damaging wetland habitat and for reducing the territory and food sources available for other waterfowl.

Mute swan nest with eggs

“Mute Swan Management” sounds innocent enough but actually entails conservation authorities coating the swans’ eggs in oil to cut off the oxygen that passes through the shell.

Burlington's swan lady Bev Kingdon is surrounded by trumpeter swans as she feeds whole corn to some of the approximately 150 trumpeter swans and a few Canada geese who call LaSalle Park their winter home.The swans returns to the Burlington waterfront each October and shelter their thru the winter till departing in late February.Beverly who's with the Ontario Trumpeter Swan Restoration group is one of a few individuals who's legally allowed to feed the majestic birds. Jan. 14, 2018
Some bias against Mute Swans arises when they are labelled “non-native,” “alien,” and “invasive.”  But they are now a naturalized species and they are not invasive.
A family of Mute Swans

Mute Swans have strong, loyal pair bonds and mate for life. They are also devoted parents who raise their young together.

Dead Mute Swan

the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is actively lobbying the federal government to remove these birds from the Migratory Birds Convention Act (1917) and the government is considering it.

Profile of Swans

A literature review and discussion document and our submission regarding the Proposed removal of Mute Swans from the Migratory Birds Convention Act

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