Swans and other Waterfowl

There are many different types of waterfowl that are native to our area that frequent our  lake.  The various species that many have seen  include Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, common loons, meganzers, hooded meganzers, buffleheads, great blue heron, green herons, king fishers, mallards, canadian geese, and many other species of duck-like birds.  We are blessed to see the young from the various duck and geese species during the late spring and early summer months.

We also have mute swans that frequent the lake that are not native to Michigan.  In recent years, the Michigan DNR has considered a number of options to reduce the population statewide.  This has caused controversy with residents on the lake.