Whistling Swan Records from Wheeler Refuge
That Whistling Swans must have visited northern Alabama rather frequently in earlier days is witnessed by the number of water areas that bear their name.
As examples, there is a Swan Pond in Madison County, a Swan Creek and a Swan Lake in Limestone County. In more modern times, swans occur in this end of the State only as rare and irregular visitors. In the 20-year history of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Whistlers have been recorded in refuge bird records on only four occasions.
Author: Thomas Z. Atkeson
Volume Number: 6 Year Published: 1958
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 11
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1958/Vol 6 No. 1, 2_1958_p11-12.pdf
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