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Canada Goose

Good Viewing Locations

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


Photographs

These photographs are provided to help you identify members of the Canada 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.

Canada Geese
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Canada Geese
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Canada Geese
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Canada Geese
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Canada Goose with young.
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Canada Geese chicks
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Cavendish Date: 10-13-03

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Canada Goose
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Charlottetown Date: 11-10-03

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

More about the Canada Goose on the Internet

The following websites can help you learn more about the Canada 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 Canada 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)

Very common, 50 or more birds per day
Summer
June 1 to August 15
(nesting season)

Very common, 50 or more birds per day
Autumn
August 16 to December 14
(southerly migration)

Very common, 50 or more birds per day
Winter
December 15 to March 15
Uncommon, 1 - 12 birds per fortnight
Irregular (unpredictable)

Nesting on PEI

The Canada Goose is known or believed to nest on PEI.

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