Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Where to see them
Best looked for in good numbers in winter on wetlands, both coastal and inland. Particularly important sites include the Somerset Levels and the Mersey Estuary.
When to see them
All year round, but more plentiful in winter.
What they eat
Seeds and small invertebrates
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||1,600-2,800 pairs||220,000 birds||-|