Join biologist Dave McLachlin and Ruby as they answer a common question that people ask us: Where do the ducks go in summer?
They see ducks and geese and swans in the spring and fall, but they wonder where the birds go in the middle of the summer.
Ducks, geese and swans lose all their flight feathers for about four weeks during the summer months.
So in order to avoid predators, they hide out in quiet marshes.
What should you do?
There is nothing you need to do to assist ducks, geese and swans during their annual moult. They’re preparing themselves for the upcoming fall migration.
If you feel that wild birds are in danger of starvation or harm, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator for advice or assistance in moving them to better habitat.