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  The New Goose  -- Canada / Cackling Goose Split
The Canada Goose complex has been usually divided into subspecies along lines of size and color, with larger birds nesting mostly in the south and smaller birds mostly in the north.
The smallest of the Canada Geese subspecies and the largest of the Cackling Geese subspecies are about the size of a Snow Goose, or about half the size of the Canada Goose that is commonly found in Utah.
To be certain of a Cackling Goose, a birder would have to see a bird only one-quarter to about one-third the size of the common form of Canada Goose, or roughly from the size of a Mallard to the size of a Ross's Goose.
www.utahbirds.org /RecCom/NewGoose.htm   (2453 words)

  
 Canada Goose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada Geese are also found naturally on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, eastern China, and throughout Japan.
The Giant Canada Goose subspecies was believed to be extinct in the 1950s until, in 1962, a small flock was discovered wintering in Rochester, Minnesota by Harold Hanson of the Illinois Natural History Survey.
The old "Lesser Canada Goose" was believed to be a partly hybrid population, with the birds named taverneri considered a mixture of minima, occidentalis and parvipes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada_Goose   (1343 words)

  
 Canada Goose - Gardening   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canada goose, (Branta canadensis), is called the aristocrat of the waterfowl because of its large size, distinct markings, graceful movement, and its lifelong devotion to its mate.
Appropriately, one of the nicknames for the Canada goose is honker.
The interior Canada goose may weigh from 7-10 pounds and is shorter and more slender than the giant Canada goose which may weigh up to 15 pounds.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art3583.asp   (1371 words)

  
 Canada Geese
Such birds have come to be known as "resident" Canada geese: those who tend to stay year-round in the rich and provident urban and suburban landscapes.
Canada geese are attracted to short grasslands, which explains their affinity for the vast, feverishly tended lawns of suburbia.
Canada geese are strongly monogamous and do not usually pair until a rather advanced age—for birds—of about three years.
www.hsus.org /wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/canada_geese.html   (721 words)

  
 CT DEP: Canada Goose Fact Sheet
Canada geese are monogamous and pairs mate for life.
Since winter waterfowl surveys began in Connecticut in the 1940s, Canada goose numbers have steadily increased from average midwinter counts of 138 in the 1950s to 5,000 in the 1990s.
Canada geese seem to be moving into every area of the state with the right combination of water, cover, and grazing areas.
dep.state.ct.us /burnatr/wildlife/factshts/cdgoose.htm   (1343 words)

  
 Canada Goose Survival - Colorado Division of Wildlife
Banding records indicate 3,711 Canada geese were transplanted in the mountain parks and west of the Continental Divide in Colorado between 1955 and 1988.
Because Canada goose populations in western Colorado have been recently established, there is little biological information available on which to base management decisions.
This study proposes to determine and compare band recovery distribution, survival and encounter (recovery, reporting, and recapture) rates, and population segments for transplant and wild Canada goose banded in western Colorado prior to 2000 and Canada geese banded as part of this study in the same area during June and July 2000 through 2006.
wildlife.state.co.us /Research/Birds/CanadaGooseSurvival   (431 words)

  
 Canada Goose - USFWS
Canada geese held in captivity often live 20-40 years, but the geese who migrate to Blackwater probably live an average of 5 to 10 years.
Resident Canada geese refer primarily to local breeding Canada geese which nest and raise their young in Maryland, and more specific to this proposal, in southern Dorchester County.
Resident Canada Geese are rapidly increasing in numbers throughout the Northeast region and are creating significant management problems in the entire area.
www.fws.gov /blackwater/Canadagoose.htm   (1912 words)

  
 Canada Goose
Canada geese mate in their third year and pairs usually remain together as long as both birds are alive.The geese may lay from one to twelve eggs, but four to five is the average.
The geese that winter in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are not the same as the over abundant resident Canada geese.These geese have shorter movements often breeding and wintering in the same state or region.
Canada geese have been a source of food and income to many people living in the Bay region.
www.fws.gov /chesapeakebay/cGoose.htm   (847 words)

  
 Canada Goose Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The appeal of the Canada Goose Branta canadensis is legendary.
The breeding range of the Canada Goose extends in Canada from the Yukon east to Newfoundland, and from southern Victoria Island and southern Baffin Island to the U.S.-Canada border in the west and Ontario and Quebec in the east.
Canada Geese may feed very little, and most of the nutrients used to form a clutch of eggs are carried to the nesting grounds as body components of the female.
huntingsociety.org /CanadaGooseInfo.html   (2036 words)

  
 Canada Goose - Colorado Division of Wildlife
Canada geese inhabit lakes, bays, rivers and marshes.
Reproduction: The goose builds the nest and she adds down from her body when the eggs are laid.
A goose lays five to six eggs and incubation lasts from 24 to 30 days, with the goose incubating alone and the gander standing guard nearby.
wildlife.state.co.us /WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Birds/CanadaGoose.htm   (404 words)

  
 Canada Geese
Canada Geese are large birds, 20 to 50 inches long with a wingspan of 50-68 inches.
Canada Geese are most easily identified by their long fl neck, with a fl head, crown and bill.
Canada Geese in different areas may be different sizes, have different vocalizations or have somewhat different coloring than those in other areas.
www.kidzone.ws /animals/birds/canada-goose.htm   (907 words)

  
 Aleutian Canada Goose - Branta canadensis leucopareia
The Aleutian Canada goose is one of the smallest of the Canada goose subspecies.
Aleutian Canada geese are omnivores, having a steady diet of arthropods, evergreen shrubs, roots, tubers, leaves, and stems during the breeding season.
The Aleutian Canada goose is one of eleven subspecies of the Canada goose, including the cackling Canada goose, the giant Canada goose, and Taverner's Canada goose.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/goose/acanadagoose.html   (588 words)

  
 Canada Goose FAQ
Resident Canada geese have stayed in our region because the climate and food supply are well suited to their needs.
The estimated population in Seattle is 3,000, and in the region, 25,000.
Resident Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; to addle eggs or remove Canada geese, a property owner must get a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
www.cityofseattle.net /parks/communitynotices/goosefaq.htm   (570 words)

  
 ESPN Outdoors - Profile: Canada Goose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canada Goose is white below the tail and on the upper tail coverts (feathers covering the base of the tail feathers).
The female Canada Goose is the same coloration as the male and about the same size.
The Canada Goose is primarily a grazing bird feeding on a large variety of grasses.
sports.espn.go.com /outdoors/hunting/news/story?page=g_enc_canada_goose   (249 words)

  
 Canada and Cackling Goose Subspecies
As a broad generalization, the larger Canada Geese tend to breed to the south of smaller [Cackling] Canada's and are better represented in the interior and east of the continent.
Giant Canadas were restored to their former range in the Mississippi and Central flyways and are now said to breed in all states east of the Mississippi River.
In 1990, the FWS downlisted all populations of the Aleutian Canada goose from endangered to threatened (55 FR 51106), noting that the species still faces threats from disease, predation, storms and habitat loss.
www.oceanwanderers.com /CAGO.Subspecies.html   (3313 words)

  
 NatureWorks - Canada Goose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canada goose has a long fl neck and head with a white band on its cheeks that runs under its chin like a strap.
In the water, the Canada goose sticks its head and upper body under the water, stretches its neck out and uses its bill to scoop up food from the mud and silt.
The female Canada goose lays her eggs between March and June.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/canadagoose.htm   (330 words)

  
 NYSite West Side - Canada Goose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This goose is the common wild goose of the North American continent.
The giant Canada Goose, which can be seen here at the 79th Street Marina, can be up to 48 inches long with a wingspan of 75 inches and weighing up to 24 pounds.
Geese are among the very few birds in which the family does not break up at the end of the breeding season; parents and their young raised during the summer have established strong family bonds and stay together almost a year.
www.nysite.com /nature/fauna/cangoose.htm   (1102 words)

  
 WGFD - Wild Times, November, 1996 - Canada Goose
The Canada goose is one of the few wild things that mates for life.
Canada geese are good parents, staying with their young for almost three-quarters of a year.
Another reason the Canada goose has increased so fast for the last 30 years is the fact that lots of goslings are hatched each year, and most of them grow up.
gf.state.wy.us /services/publications/wildtimes/canadago.htm   (631 words)

  
 Canada Goose
Canada geese typically court in late winter, sometimes mate for life, and begin nesting in the spring.
Canadas also frequently feed on shore, heading upland on foot or wing to graze in the early morning and late afternoon.
When only five or six Canadas are seen flying together, they are probably a mated pair with their young of the year.
www.wildlifedepartment.com /goose.htm   (826 words)

  
 The Canada Goose. Bird Watching Canada Geese.
Description - The Canada Goose is the most familiar and common of geese in Canada.
A rich, musical honking is the call of the larger species and a high pitched cackling is that of the smaller.
Biology - The Canada goose is well known for it's V-shaped migrating flocks and characteristic honk.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/birds/cdngoose.htm   (154 words)

  
 Canada Goose
In particular, the subspecies known as the giant Canada Goose was considered extinct until a few remnant populations were discovered in the early 1960's.
Canada Geese are very vocal creatures and their language is not hard to pick up if you pay close attention.
With its interesting social behavior and high tolerance for people (not to mention its natty tuxedo!) the Canada Goose is an appealing member of the Great Plains fauna.
www.gpnc.org /canada.htm   (1056 words)

  
 Identification of Canada and Cackling Geese
At the southern edge of its range it reportedly meets and interbreeds with the largest subspecies of Canada Goose, while at the northern edge of its range across northern Canada and northern and central Alaska it reportedly interbreeds with Cackling Geese of the subspecies B.
The breast color averages slightly darker than large eastern Canadas, although many are pale-breasted, and the breast often has a golden wash. The voice is slightly higher-pitched, and the wing shape in flight is different.
Many Lesser Canada Geese are noticeably larger than hutchinsii, with proportionally large bills approaching the large Canada Geese, but Lessers from the northern parts of their breeding range are reportedly smaller than in the south.
www.sibleyguides.com /canada_cackling.htm   (3975 words)

  
 Massachusetts Canada Goose
Canada geese have passed through Massachusetts on their journeys to and from their arctic breeding grounds for centuries.
Canada geese produce from half pound to a pound and half of droppings per day.
Data suggested that 25% of the resident goose population was harvested, but recent studies indicate that for populations to be controlled, at least 30-35% need to be harvested annually.
www.mass.gov /dfwele/dfw/dfwgoose.htm   (1123 words)

  
 Canada Goose: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
The Canada goose population has grown so large that hunters have been offered late summer, fall and winter hunting seasons.
Canada geese, which eat aquatic insects, soybeans and plants, can be found on most bodies of water.
Canada geese migrate in V-shaped flocks, sometimes flying as far as 4,000 miles.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/birds/canadagoose.html   (269 words)

  
 Hinterland Who's Who - Canada Goose
Canada Geese feed intensively during the few weeks before they leave southern agricultural areas to prepare for a period with little food when they first arrive on the northern breeding grounds.
Canada Geese that breed in temperate areas, with mild temperatures, begin nesting as soon as conditions are favourable in spring, in some cases as early as mid-March.
Canada Geese that breed in the north reach nesting areas in late April or early May, later for Arctic breeders.
www.hww.ca /hww2.asp?id=35   (2740 words)

  
 EEK! - Critter Corner - Canada Goose
When you look at a large flock of Canada geese, they all look pretty much alike; grayish-brown body feathers, white underside from the neck to the tail, long fl neck and head with a white chin/cheek patch.
If goose populations were not controlled by our hunting season each year, they would eat themselves out of house and home.
The goose (female) incubates them with her warm body for about 26 days while the gander (male) guards the nest.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/bird/goose.htm   (804 words)

  
 canada goose
Canada Geese are large water birds, although they are not always found near water.
Canada Geese are very popular with hunters, and are often eaten.
Canada Geese can be annoying when they feed on lawns, playing fields, and golf courses, especially when they poop in large amounts.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/canada_goose.htm   (432 words)

  
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Canada Goose Management (CGM) is dedicated to solving conflicts between Canada Geese and the safety / interests of people.
Canada Goose Management (CGM) can provide you with effective management solutions for your Canada Goose problems through the use of an Integrated Goose Management (IGM) approach.
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www.canadagoosemanagement.com   (223 words)

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