Adopt a Bewick's Swan

Adopt a Bewick's swan, for yourself or a loved one, and help us to protect these majestic birds

Adopt Balsa

Adopt aBewick's Swan

Thousands of Bewick's swans, including our adoptable swans Coddle, Smiles, Butterbur, Latchet, Densel and Balsa, endure a gruelling 2,500 mile migration every winter. Adopt a Bewick's swan for only £5 a month and help us ensure their long-term protection.

Select a swan for adoption

  • Adopt Balsa


    Bewick's swans face many threats and unfortunately Balsa is presumed dead and therefore unavailble to adopt.

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  • Adopt Butterbur


    Named after the native wetland plant, Butterbur is a beautiful adult female Bewick's swan.

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  • Adopt Coddle


    Coddle was named by Lady Philippa Scott and is a favourite at Slimbridge.

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  • Adopt Densel


    Handsome Densel has been a regular winter resident at Slimbridge since 2007.

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  • Adopt Latchet


    Latchet, which comes from the Old French word meaning 'lace', is an elegant adult female.

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  • Adopt Smiles


    He's a bold adult male Bewick's swan, and very protective of his partner, Smiley.

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Contact WWT

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Slimbridge, Glos, GL2 7BT

Tel: +44 (0) 1453 891900

Sir David Attenborough, WWT Vice President

" By adopting a Bewick's swan you are ensuring that this vital charity's conservation work continues for years to come. "Sir David Attenborough, WWT Vice President