What makes a Trumpeter Swan special?
Trumpeter Swans have a deep, trumpet-like voice. They are the largest native waterfowl in North America. To get airborne, they run across the water for a long distance and sound almost like galloping horses. Unlike other swans, they incubate their eggs by warming them with their large webbed feet.
Trumpeter Swans feed on sedges, eelgrass and algae. To feed underwater they tip in the air like ducks, rooting under the surface to pull up plants. In winter they may eat potatoes from fields.