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Canada Goose

Species Details

Our most widespread goose of lakes, fields, and parks belongs to a large, resident “race” of the smaller, migratory species seen flying in V-formation, northbound in spring, southbound in fall, sounding the familiar “honk – honk” calls. Feeding on grasses and seeds, pairs breeding here build nests of grass lined with down at the lake’s edge. Young fledge by mid-summer, and winter months are usually spent on larger nearby lakes and wildlife refuges.