Migration of Anatidae
‘Anatidae’ family has 46 species of Ducks, Geese and Swans within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF). They have flat bills, webbed feet, and a buoyant body.
Males of many duck species display colourful feathers in the breeding season. Most geese are brownish. Swans are white, and their bills differ according to the species.
Most members of the Anatidae family breed in Russia and migrate southward before the freezing winter arrives. Geese and Swans are often seen migrating in family units forming a beautiful V-shape.
To find out more about Ducks, Geese and Swans, please visit our Anatidae Working Group page.