The sounds of Christmas are different in Heber Springs. 

Each year, hundreds of trumpeter swans flock to Lake Magness for winter. It started in the early 90’s when a storm threw the swans off the normal migration pattern. 

Lake Magness is private property but the owners allow visitors. They only ask for guests to pick up their trash, avoid bringing dogs and never feed bread to the swans.

While watching the majestic birds on Lake Magness, Adam Bledsoe and Mariel Ruiz met another property owner. Verlon Abram owns two lakes nearby and took the Discover Arkansas crew to see his swan hideaway. Abram found nearly 200 more swans on his property.

The swans will remain in the Heber Springs area until mid-February before flying back to the northern U.S.