- Canada Goose -
What is a Canada Goose?
What is their behavior like?
Due to changing weather, settlement, and farming patterns, many Canada geese have changed their migrations patterns. Normally, the Canada goose summered in northern North America and flew south in when it got cold. This still continues today for the most part, but some have shortened their flight to traditional wintering grounds in the southern U.S. and Mexico. Now we are finding Canada geese have become permanent residents of parks, golf courses, suburban areas, and other human habitats across much of North America. These Canada Goose will remain in flocks year-round, except while nesting.
When the Canada geese migrate, they form impressive and aerodynamic “V-formations.” They can cover 1,500 miles in just 24 hours with a favorable wind, but they normally travel at a much more leisurely rate.