Although they are sometimes considered to be a nuisance, they are fascinating birds. I get to enjoy the birds swimming through the lagoon in my backyard each year, allowing me to see each Canada Goose family grow.
Read up on some interesting facts about Canada Geese:
Baby Geese are Called Goslings
Baby Canada Geese look like your stereo typical cute baby waterfowl. Baby Geese, or goslings, have fiercely protective parents who are known to attack humans who appear to be threatening the state of the Goose family.
Goslings are yellow and somewhat fluffy and usually stay with their parents for a good amount of time.
Canada Geese can fly around 3 months after they have been hatched.
11 Species of Canada Geese
There are many different species of Canada Goose. The Cackling Goose used to be the same species as the Canada Goose, but in 2004, the AOU (American Ornithologists’ Union) split the Canada Goose and Cackling Goose into two different species.
Canada Geese have a plethora of sub-species. For example, there is the Dusky CanadaGoose and the Giant Canada Goose.
Canada Goose Quick Facts
- Canada Geese can weigh up to around 24 pounds
- Canada Geese have been known to nest in abandoned Heron or Hawk nests
- Canada Geese fly in v-formations when migrating, but not all Canada Geese migrate
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