Alerts

Dial 311 for emergencies at Lost Lagoon -- Admin -- 24 January 2012
The Vancouver Parks Rangers tell me that the new 311 number of the City of Vancouver can be used for emergencies at Lost Lagoon. For example: - If you see an injured swan, call 311 and ask to speak ...

Killing of our male swan on Omena Lake -- queenie -- 7 July 2010
Queenie: We moved your post to the Column "Ask The Swan Specialist". Your post is at the following link and the Regal Swan Foundation will reply under your post:

re missing swan on the Chelsea Creek -- patty -- 5 February 2010
I have been caring for this swan named gus since april of 2009 daily feeding and fresh water The tide freezes up and Im worried I have not seen gus in ten days I do not know what happened if any one ...

Please send us any info about Precious -- Admin -- 5 October 2008
If you hear anything about what could have happened to Precious, if you hear about a new large swan that has just arrived at a pound/lake, if you find a bunch of large white feathers or the carcass ...
Re: Please send us any info about Precious -- Donna -- 20 April 2009
I live in a large apartment community with 2 large ponds. A large white swan arrived here about 6 months ago. We are located in Bryant Arkansas.

Precious Gone -- Fiona -- 6 September 2008
It’s with an aching heart I’m here to report that our beautiful pride-of-Lost-Lagoon, Precious-the Swan, is gone. It appears he was abducted, most likely during the night or very early in the ...

Note to Photographers Re Nest Mesh -- Fiona -- 25 April 2008
Mesh Protective Barrier – Mama and Papa Swan’s Nest An additional low reinforcement barrier of mesh had to be installed yesterday, to prevent dogs from rushing the original high mesh protective area ...

Off-leash dog chases swan in lagoon -- Fiona -- 19 March 2008
I watched helplessly as a large off-leash dog bounded down to the water, sighted the swans and dived in after them. One of the two-year olds was not quite fast enough to make his escape (wings ...

Tristan's slow healing process -- Admin -- 18 March 2008
Just spoke to Ziggy, the Lagoon's Wildlife Technician; she takes Tristan from his temporary home to the vet clinique every week for the cleaning of his open wound on his foot. Tristan's vet, Dr. Anne ...

Ongoing medical care for Tristan -- Admin -- 27 February 2008
Ziggy took Tristan to see Dr. McDonald this morning. Dr. McDonald. cleaned out the wound again - it's progressing, and if it's continued to improve by next Wednesday, Dr McDonald is going to put ...

Tristan healing well -- Admin -- 22 February 2008
Ziggy told me today that Tristan seems to be doing well. She wrote, "He is not limping at all and is quite active. But he is on an injectable, plus two oral medications, plus a topical ointment ...

Latest News About Tristan -- Fiona -- 20 February 2008
Our intrepid swan was released from the Bird Hospital this morning, and is now under the care of Wildlife Technician Ziggy. It was MOST encouraging to hear that he had apparently become “quite ...

Feb 17: Tristan is recovering at the bird hospital -- Admin -- 17 February 2008
Today, we visited Tristan at the Night Owl Bird Hospital (on Broadway) where he is still receiving antibiotics. He was standing on his 2 feet despite his injury to a foot, which is a good sign. If ...

Feb 15: Tristan recovering -- Admin -- 15 February 2008
Tristan is under antibiotics. His wound was cleaned by the doctor. He will be OK. Will need some time to heal and re-habilitate - it's normal. We will keep the viewers of this site posted.

Injured Swan -- Janis -- 15 February 2008
I took photos today of a swan with injuries to its left leg and hip and left wing. Someone might want to take a good look at the bird.
Another photo of injured swan -- Janis -- 15 February 2008
Here's another photo showing the foot/leg.
Swan at the hospital -- Admin -- 15 February 2008
Thank you so much Janis for posting these photos. This is exactly why this site is online. We have good news for you: This swan - we believe it is Tristan - is now being treated at the birds' ...
Thank you! -- Janis -- 15 February 2008
Thank you for tending to the swan, I'll be able to sleep easier now.

cygnet almost drowning -- Daphne -- 10 October 2006
On Oct. 9, I visited the lagoon to see how the 4 cygnets from Ambleside were doiing. 3 cygnets were going by the slanted cement of the east side. When I got closer one of the cygnets had it's head ...
Ambleside cygnet -- Ziggy -- 12 October 2006
Hi Daphne, The cygnet was probably just trying to pull a particularly nice bit of vegetation from the bottom of the Lagoon. Aquatic vegetation comprises a major part of their diet, and the swans are ...
cygnet feeding -- Daphne -- 16 October 2006
Thanx for getting back to me. If I see it happen again I won't panic and make a fool of myself.

Cheers! Wetlands Pond protected again -- Fiona -- 10 September 2006
Our thanks to Stanley Park Maintenance staff for putting up a new mesh fence to enclose the exposed side of the wetlands pond by the road! It’s good to know the wildlife have more shelter in this ...

Home Invasion in Wetlands -- Fiona -- 23 August 2006
The mesh fence and natural growth that protected the path-side of the wetlands were removed earlier this year by Parks maintenance workers, and now that one shore of the pond has dried up, it offers ...

Night between Wed May 10 and Thursday May 11 -- Admin -- 11 May 2006
Did anybody see a person stealing the eggs from the nest of Papa and Mama on the West side of the Lagoon last night? Or any suspicious behavior? If you have any information, please write to this site ...

Mike Rogozinski's Letter (Vancouver Sun) about Lady's death -- The Observer -- 2 February 2006
Jan 25, 2006: Dogs should be leashed to ensure they don't attack swans at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park The most recent killing of a mute swan at Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon is further proof that people ...

Loose Dogs Kill Swans -- Admin -- 20 January 2006
Please dog owners: Keep your dogs on a leash around the Lagoon because loose dogs kill swans. They are THE ennemy of the swans.

Keith's letter in The Province about off-leash dogs -- The Observer -- 19 January 2006
Congratulations to Keith for his letter published in the Province on Jan 16 at http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/letters/story.html?id=be92e696-5261-448f-b049-67966cc19daa Here is the text of ...

Post about Lady's death on Craig's List Vancouver *Link* -- The Observer -- 19 January 2006
Post about a loose dog having killed Lady at Lost Lagoon, on http://vancouver.craigslist.org/ Here is the text: Offleash Dog Kills Swan ---------------------------------------------------- Reply to: ...

Article about Lady's death in the Vancouver Courier *Link* -- The Observer -- 19 January 2006

Alerts welcome -- Admin -- 7 October 2005
Hello concerned visitors to Lost Lagoon! We welcome your alerts about situations that could harm the swans.