The Trumpeter Swan is North America’s largest waterfowl species, with a wingspan of up to 10 feet. It is a beautiful, white bird with a black bill and legs, and its distinctive trumpeting call can be heard from far away. Trumpeter Swans are typically found in wetland habitats, where they feed on aquatic plants, insects, and small fish. They mate for life, and when threatened, they defend their territory fiercely, often using their wings as weapons. Once endangered due to hunting and habitat loss, conservation efforts have helped to restore their populations.