Welcome to The Swans of Stanley Park and to their home, Lost Lagoon, in Vancouver, Canada. We hope this site will bring you closer to this most special part of the wildlife through the year, and will delight as well as inform. Don't miss our Ask The Swan Specialist board where our visitors from around the world are welcome to ask questions about swans to the Regal Swan® Foundation. Also, see a close-up of our mute swans and life around them.  Scroll down to see the latest messages of our 6 message boards and our swan slide show.

Re: Do swans eat eggs?   by: Zoe
pic Hi Regal Swan, I was exceptionally close to the swans (see photo of swan in question) and myself and others saw it eat an egg, for certain, as we could see the egg shell shatter! If you come across..
Re: Do swans eat eggs?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Zoe Normally, swans eat aquatic vegetation and may eat some plankton found in and around the vegetation. Swans don't usually eat eggs, so we are wondering if this might not have been a dough ball...
Brown swans, white siblings and parents  by: Connie
Two brown swans born with white siblings and white parents. Why are they brown?
Do swans eat eggs?  by: Zoe
Hi there, I was visiting Prospect Park today (in Brooklyn NYC), watching a group of swans (some adults and some cygnet) and geese. Some other people were feeding the birds bits of bread so there were..
Re: Parents left the cygnets alone  by: The Regal Swan
Hi John: There may be a couple of explanations for this scenario. First, this is migration season and the swans may begin to leave the area. If there is something wrong with the young birds and they..
Re: Missing swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Vanessa: Yes, it is normal as the other swan may be searching for another habitat, especially if the swans need better resources such as shelter and food for the upcoming inclement winter weather...
Re: When to stop feeding?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Cathy: Migration should start soon. If your area freezes, then you should stop feeding them and let them go about their business. However, if your pond is in an area that does not usually freeze,..
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..
Re: What happened?  by: Kim
That's sad, sad they clip their wings too. I wonder why they do it...aren't the swans wild? Shouldn't they be free, free to fly, free to have cygnets...wouldn't they just fly away eventually....isn't..
Re: What happened?  by: S Boy
I was told that the ecology center people destroyed the eggs - they don't want more Swans!
Re: What happened?  by: Kim
Yeah, I watched one of the mothers lay four eggs in the morning on my run, now the eggs are gone. I was wondering the same thing. In the years I've lived near Stanley park the eggs always disappear...
Dial 311 for emergencies at Lost Lagoon  by: Admin
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..
Re: Where could I photograph Muted Swans in Southern California  by: Shelby
Bear valley springs, in Tehachapi ca. At four island lake.
Swans (a poem)  by: Chris Roe
SWAN Preening, Soft, virgin white feathers, Aware of my presence But not of my world. Before me, another world, No analytic philosophy, No targets, budgets or schedules. No self-appraisal, Or attempt..
NYT article: "Trumpeter swans are among the species that, by 2050, are not expected to be able to live in most of their current territory   by: Admin
Excerpts: The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely gone. Those are some of the grim prospects..
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..
Summer Swans   by: Help! Extreme Makeover Needed
pic It’s early summer and most of the Lost Lagoon swans are slipping into their just-kick-back-and-relax look, but some take that fashion much farther than others. First, it’s the season when they root..
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..