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Snow Goose

Good Viewing Locations

The following locations are good places to start if your interested in viewing members of the Snow Goose species.


Photographs

These photographs are provided to help you identify members of the Snow Goose species and are provided here courtesy of the individual photographers, who retain copyright. You may not reproduce these photos without permission. Click on any photo for a the full-sized version.

Snow Goose
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Juvenile Snow Goose
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Cavendish Date: 10-13-03

Canada Geese and Snow Geese
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Cavendish Date: 10-13-03

Snow Geese
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Cavendish Date: 10-13-03

Snow Goose
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Cavendish Date: 10-13-03

More about the Snow Goose on the Internet

The following websites can help you learn more about the Snow Goose species. These websites are maintained by other organizations, and when you click on the links below, you'll be visiting their websites, not ours.

Seasonal Frequency

You can use the following as a guide to when you can most easily expect to spot members of the Snow Goose species on Prince Edward Island. This information comes from The Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island which retains and publishes records of bird sightings.

Spring
March 16 to May 31
(northerly migration)

Rare, 1 - 5 birds per season
Summer
June 1 to August 15
(nesting season)

Occasional, seen only 1 - 9 times per decade
Autumn
August 16 to December 14
(southerly migration)

Rare, 1 - 5 birds per season
Winter
December 15 to March 15
Accidental, 9 or fewer records per century

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