The Uists and Benbecula are noted for their breeding mute swan and greylag geese as well as whooper swans and white-fronted geese and duck.
We did not see the whooper swan, which has been breeding there.
whooper swan found in Fife in Scotland.
Some facts and figures The reserve is nationally important as a refuge for its flock of wintering whooper swans.
Earlier this month, restrictions imposed after a wild whooper swan with the H5N1 strain was discovered on the Fife coast were lifted.
whooper swan Cygnus cygnus.
Loch Leven and Lough Neagh, for example, each support over 20,000 waterfowl, including large numbers of wintering whooper swan Cygnus cygnus.
The presence of the H5N1 virus has been confirmed in a whooper swan found in Fife in Scotland.
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