Lakes, oceans and wetland marshes offer spectacular glimpses of waterfowl species that swim, dive deep or hunt along the shores for their food.

In the gallery, you will find photos of some of the water birds who make their homes in our lakes, oceans and marshes:

• Swans
• Herons
• Gulls
• Sandpipers
• Ducks
• Geese
• Loons, Cormorants, Black-Crowned Night-Herons…

The distinctive early morning call of the loon, once heard, is unforgettable. We need to be mindful that all mof nature’s amazing, web-footed birds are completely dependent upon the health of our bodies of water.

Ecology is the science of the study of ecosystems. Ecological Balance has been defined by various online dictionaries as “a state of dynamic equilibrium within a community of organisms in which genetic, species and ecosystem diversity remain relatively stable, subject to gradual changes through natural succession.” and “A stable balance in the numbers of each species in an ecosystem.