Hello and Welcome! The 3 remaining swans of Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park were relocated in August 2016 (to a truly wonderful "retirement" home) because the Lagoon had become extremely detrimental to them, but this website will continue to exist, and you are always most welcome to post your questions any time.

Re: Black Swan nesting early  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Adele Yes, weather patterns can disrupt nesting times. This could also be due to the swans getting older and settling in to certain patterns. Typically, these swans nest in the spring and summer,..
Black Swan nesting early  by: Adele
Hi, Our black swans have started nesting in the first week of February. We have watched them for 2 seasons and they generally start in April sometime. We are in the Hunter Valley NSW and are in the..
Re: Stanley our new swan neighbor: the lake is ringed with rip-rap stone and we worry that he might   by: The Regal Swan
Hi Dana Yes, like most wildlife, the swan can recognize humans that feed and are kind to it. You are also correct in that the stone can severely injure his legs and feet, so you need to feed him in..
Stanley our new swan neighbor: the lake is ringed with rip-rap stone and we worry that he might injure himself when climbing out and walking towards us  by: Dana
We moved into an apartment on a 5 acre manmade lake a week ago and I was welcomed by a mute swan. I called to him and he swam over and climbed out of the water and walked over to greet me. I was told..
Re: How and where to build a swan nest  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Justin: The swans usually will not use a nest built by a human. You can provide the straw and drop it in the area that you want them to nest, but there are no guarantees, so you might want to drop..
Re: Habitat in acre pond  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Edward: First, the state of NJ is trying to kill all the Mute Swan in the state so they, like other states can introduce the larger Trumpeter Swans for Trophy Waterfowl hunting purposes. So, you..
Habitat in acre pond  by: Edward
My name is Ed. I work for a parks department in N.J The boro is thinking of getting two swans to help control geese population. We have a pond about an acre and a half; the pond has a concrete apron..
We’re Walking on Air!  by: Fiona
pic Having just returned home from a trip to see our former Lost Lagoon swans Tristan, Marika and Bijan in their new location, our happiness cannot be measured. We already knew they were in an ideal..
Remaining swans relocated (August 2016), now living at their new and wonderful "retirement" home  by: Fiona
For many years the beautiful Mute swans have graced the waters of Lost Lagoon, but over time conditions in their habitat have gradually deteriorated to the point where it's detrimental to their..
Re: What happened?  by: Kelly smart
Unfortunately, mother park board shakes the eggs so they never hatch. They do it every year, truly sad.
Cygnet taken away from its parents at Ambleside  by: Samantha
Hello, I noticed that the West Van Parks Board took a baby Swan away from its parents at the Ambleside Lagoon in West Vancouver this morning June 18 at 6:30 am. They said it was because they..
The Swan Project   by: L. Martina Young, PhD
Hello Fellow Swan Lovers: I am a dance artist and independent scholar in the United States with a life project addressing the image of the swan across diverse disciplines including dance and..
"Amazing Swans" video   by: AmazingSwans.com
"Amazing Swans" A Wildlife Conservation Documentary
Re: Where could I photograph Muted Swans in Southern California  by: Shelby
Bear valley springs, in Tehachapi ca. At four island lake.
Wild swans at Lost Lagoon?  by: Miki and Fiona
I found your website about the swans of stanely park, great site ! I was wondering if you had any info on whether or not, now that the swans have been moved to a wild life reserve, there are any..
Fiona and the swans   by: Message from Karen
pic I have just been in Vancouver for a couple of days and just prior to leaving I took a 5 mile stroll around Stanley Park culminating at Lost Lagoon. There I saw Fiona feeding the swans and I have to..
Royal swan fight  by: Just trying to kill each other!
I got down to the Lagoon on Sunday Nov 27 and things were pretty calm - Tristan and Isolde came up to eat at this end. Then... Bijan came closer - he must have been pretty hungry, and decided he'd..
Mama & Papa Swan's Adventures   by: Swans 10 - Raccoon 0
pic Mama and Papa Swan sailed proudly along the channel at their end of the lagoon. They have enough feathers to look regal, as long as Papa doesn’t try to raise his wings too high – they ARE still a bit..
Summer Swans   by: It Isn’t Easy Being Green
pic Today is cool and raining, and although that doesn’t put a smile on many visitors’ faces, it’s a happy fleet of swans we see scattered across the lagoon, bouncing on the windswept waves. During the..
Elephant and Dog share their love of water   by: Admin
pic The relationship of Bubbles and Bella developed because of their shared love of the water. The pursuit of "aquatic antics" instilled a strong bond between these unlikely pals. Watermark on..
The horse that paints   by: Admin
New video of this amazing horse (click on the link below)
Baby elephant saved from water well   by: Admin
"Members of the Amboseli Trust, an elephant welfare and conservation group, rescued a baby elephant trapped in a water well in Kenya." See Baby run to Mom after the rescue. There is a..