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    Trumpeter Swan Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Trumpeter Swans are immense waterfowl with heavy bodies and long necks typically held straight both on the water and in flight. The large bill slopes gradually down from the forehead.

      Relative Size

      The largest waterfowl species in North America; slightly larger than a Mute Swan and considerably larger than a Tundra Swan.

      Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 54.3-62.2 in (138-158 cm)
        • Weight: 271.6-448.0 oz (7700-12700 g)
        • Wingspan: 79.9 in (203 cm)