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Mute Swans

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

State Department Of Environmental Conservation Backs Off Plan To Kill Mute Swans

Public backlash to a plan to eradicate mute swans has the Department of Environmental Conservation changing course.

03/01/2014

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Queens Lawmaker Calls DEC’s Mute Swan Eradication Plan ‘Incomprehensible’

A bill introduced last week by Sen. Tony Avella would put a two-year moratorium on the DEC’s plan to eradicate all 2,200 wild mute swans in the state by 2025.

02/18/2014

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Some Sheepshead Bay Residents Not Happy With DEC’s Plan To Remove Mute Swans

Mute swans are large white birds with orange and black bills; they are less vocal than other swans.

01/25/2014