The Return of the Tundra Swans 2023

The Tundra Swans have been spotted in the Thedford Bog behind Lambton Heritage Museum. Bring your binoculars and witness one of nature’s amazing spectacles in person!

The Lambton Heritage Museum has a great Tundra Swan tracking calendar with frequent updates on the swans. Check out their tracking calendar before visiting to see if the swans are visible.

Each spring the Tundra Swans make their annual stop in Lambton County as part of a 6,000 kilometer migration loop between Chesapeake Bay and the Canadian Arctic. In a good year, there may be as many as 15,000 individual birds resting on the bog, attracted by the melt water of spring and the remnants of the prior year’s corn crop. The number of swans each day can change depending on time, weather, and field conditions.

To increase your chances of seeing swans, visit for updates and daily estimates of the current number of swans in the area. You can also call Lambton Heritage Museum at 519-243-2600 for migration updates.

Before going to Greenway Road to see these beautiful birds in person, you can also stop by the Museum to explore the Tundra Swan exhibit. At the museum, you can learn about the swans and the history of the Thedford Bog and participate in swan-themed activities. More information is available on the Heritage Museum website.