Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

This species has only been reported five times from the islands with all records being of individuals that arrived between mid-May and mid-June. The identification of “Lesser” Canada Goose from Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), especially ssp. taverneri, can be quite difficult and is not well understood by many. Caution should be used when identifying unusual white-cheeked geese in the Pribilof Islands.