Scientific Name: Branta Canadensis
Diet: Canada Geese eat a variety of aquatic plants, and they also eat seeds, berries, grass, and grain. Also, they eat skunk cabbage, eel grass, clover, wheat, corn, and oats.
Habitat: Canada Geese can be found across most of North America, and they live in almost any wetland area. Canada Geese live in ponds, bays, fields, parks, lakes, and marshes.
Sound: The Canada Goose’s flock call is a loud, nasal, Honk! Honk! Honk! repeated several times. The flight call is almost the same, but it rises in pitch at the end.
Nesting: The female Canada Goose chooses the nesting site and builds the nest. Canada Geese Nest near water, and the nests are made of grass, weeds, sticks, moss, and lichen and lined with down. Canada Geese lay 4 to 7 eggs and incubate them for 25 to 28 days. When the chicks hatch they are covered in down, and they can feed themselves, walk, and swim almost immediately.
Behavior: Canada Geese travel in large flocks except during the breeding season and graze in fields. They fly in a v formation while honking loudly.
Description/field marks: Canada Geese are about 30 to 43 inches long, and they have wingspans of about 50 to 67 inches. They have long, black necks and black heads with white “chin straps”, and their feet, bills, and tails are also black. Their breasts and undersides are white, and their backs and wings are grayish brown. Canada Goose males and females look the same.