Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

This species can be expected each spring in small numbers during May and early June with a peak occurrence period from May 15th to June 1st. It is a regular, though scarce, migrant which is often found in very small groups or mixed with other goose species. It is very rarely found outside of the spring with a few summer records that include June records, which are certainly late spring migrants and an August record, which is probably a failed breeding bird. The earliest fall record is in late August, which falls in line with other more common migrant geese species, though the largest grouping of sightings is late September, which falls in line with this species’ migration on the mainland. This species should prove more regular in the fall than current records indicate with continued coverage.

Greater White fronted Goose by Phil Chaon 1024x683 - Greater White-fronted Goose
Photo by Phil Chaon
Greater White fronted Goose by Barbara Lestenkof 1024x621 - Greater White-fronted Goose
Photo by Barbara Lestenkof
Greater White fronted Goose by Scott Schuette 1024x746 - Greater White-fronted Goose
Photo by Scott Schuette