Each year the Trumpeter Swan nests near Moonshine Lake at Jack Bird Pond. The adult Trumpeter Swan typically measures 138 to158 cm (54-62 inches) long while it can weigh 7.7 to 12.7 kg (17-28 lbs) These birds are spectacular to see in flight especially if they are low to the ground with their wingspan reaching 3.05 m (10 feet)

The female swan lays anywhere between 3-13 eggs which can measure 73 millimetres (2.9 in) wide. The incubation period can last from 32 to 37 days. Moonshine Lake Provincial Park, Alberta.