Mute Swans - Invading Michigan's Waters
- Mute swans are an invasive non-native species that pose a growing threat to native animals, habitat and people. Their numbers are well above an acceptable range, requiring the DNR to increase management efforts. The DNR needs your help to decrease this invasive population.
To learn more, read our mute swan facts brochure.
-Frequently Asked Questions About Mute Swans
-More information about mute swans
Protecting our Trumpeter Swan
The mute swan poses a significant threat to the continued success of the native trumpeter swan, a threatened species in Michigan. This threat will continue as long as the population of mute swans is not drastically reduced. Learn more about trumpeter swans.
Mute Swan Management
- Atlantic Flyway Mute Swan Management Plan
- Indiana's Mute Swan Brochure
- Maryland's Statewide Management Plan
- Minnesota DNR Mute Swan Website
- Mississippi Flyway Council Policy
- Mute Swan Article by Long Point Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Fund
- Mute Swans: an Ecological Overview with and Emphasis on the Lower Detroit River
- Research References: Negative Impacts of Mute Swans
- Rhode Island Mute Swan Management Plan
- Support Across Constituencies for Mute Swan Control
- Trumpeter Swan Identification