Swans are found throughout the northern U.S., Canada and Alaska. A large population of swans can be found in Alaska near the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound, and some swans make a migratory trip to Michigan each spring to breed and spend the summer raising their young on the Great Lakes.
Although they live on land, swans love the wetlands, streams and rivers, and they can be found in areas of both fresh and salt water. Swans lay eggs near the water or even on the water, and they select environments that are conducive to their nesting habits and diet. There are swans in climates ranging from polar to temperate.