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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

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Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Branta
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)

Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
1 negative

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
, California
Sacramento, California
Crawford, Colorado
Delta, Colorado
Edgewater, Colorado
Hotchkiss, Colorado
Orchard City, Colorado
Jacksonville, Florida
Hull, Georgia
Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Rock Falls, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Coatesville, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Melbourne, Kentucky
Linthicum, Maryland
Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
Milton, Massachusetts
Madison Heights, Michigan
Paw Paw, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Albertville, Minnesota
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Conway, Missouri
Fort Benton, Montana
Beachwood, New Jersey
Woodstown, New Jersey
Himrod, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Seven Lakes, North Carolina
Gold Hill, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lubbock, Texas
Roanoke, Virginia
South Boston, Virginia
Walkerton, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative audsrz On Dec 24, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful to look at from a distance, but they will hiss, bite if you get too close. We have them in the thousands every breeding season. Pooping on every sidewalk, taking over swimming pools, and over-running every golf course. The local airport has to send out ATV's to clear runways. They have little fear of people here and will not back off from your children. They might chase your kids if you don't warn them to keep their distance. Thank goodness they don't heve teeth!

Neutral DMersh On Mar 23, 2011, DMersh from Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b) wrote:

Naturalized in UK & present in vast numbers, a common sight on rivers and lakes. Often lives in close proximity with humans and has little fear of people, can be mildly aggressive but usually only if closely approached. Far more common than native goose species & swans.

Neutral tlm1 On Mar 4, 2012, tlm1 from Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a) wrote:

These beauties visit us every Fall and Winter. Wonderful to see them walking down the street in flocks of up to 18-20 at times. Fun to watch traffic come to a stop for them to cross the roads. It's almost as if they own the place and know that everyone will stop for them. If you appreciate wildlife at all, then you will definitely enjoy seeing these beauties.

Positive HeidiKHandmade On Mar 10, 2013, HeidiKHandmade from Vancouver, WA wrote:

Passing over (and through) this area, these geese flock over to Vancouver Lake and enjoy making stopovers anywhere there are fields; they've quickly figured out that Hudson's Bay High School's track is fenced-in and crowd the infield. For me, the season hasn't truly turned until I've heard the Canadian Goose honking on its way from one place to another.

Timer: 13.29 jiffies (0.13287019729614).


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