Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

The Snow Goose is a North American species, a migrating bird, breeding in the northern part of Canada and wintering in southern parts of USA and Mexico.

How To Identify

Mostly white with black wing tips on the lower part. There is also a dark variant mostly black and only the head white. Some Snow Geese have a rusty stained head caused by minerals in the soil they are feeding on. Pink bill with black cutting edges.

Where and When to Spot

I was looking for Snow Geese for a while. They are not located in the Montreal area unless they are migrating through the area. Even during migration season rarely spotted here. The photos are taken at migration gathering site in Victoriaville in November.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • victoriaville

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f8.0
    ISO 500

  • victoriaville

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 200

  • victoriaville

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 180

Videography

Videos are published in Fauna Flora's YouTube channel.

Common Names

Schneegans [de]
Snow Goose [en]
Ánsar nival [es]
Oie des neiges [fr]

Taxonomy

Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anser caerulescens

Locations