Trumpeter swan identification

Don't Shoot A Swan

Don't make a mistake!
All wild swans are protected.

 

Learn the difference between swans and snow geese

Swan and snowgoose illustration

Trumpeter Swan
(threatened species)
Tundra Swan
(protected species)

All white plumage
(Both species similar)
Long neck
Length: 4 ft.
Wingspan: 7 ft.
Weight: 20-30 lbs.

 

Snow Goose
(legal game species)

White with black wing tips
Short neck
Length: 1 ½ ft.
Wingspan: 3 ½ ft.

Trumpeter swans and tundra swans are large pure white birds with long necks, and black bills and feet. They are 4 to 5 times the size of a snow goose. They are both protected by state and federal law. Learn more about swan identification from The Trumpeter Swan Society.