Are there swans in Ann Arbor?


Evidence for swans in Ann Arbor

(Alleged) Ann Arbor swans have over 800 friends on Facebook.

The Field Checklist of Ann Arbor's Breeding Birds claims the Mute Swan (uncommon, confirmed breeder) and the Trumpeter Swan (rare, probable breeder).

The 2010 Christmas Bird Count tallies Mute Swan (47), Trumpeter Swan (33 - high count), Tundra Swan (1), and one other unidentified swan.

Evidence against swans in Ann Arbor

At least two swans were shot to death (by a car) in Lodi Township in August, 2009.

Eyewitness reports