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Message 7473 - Posted: 24 Apr 2018, 0:31:28 UTC

I would like to discuss the following trail cam image:





now this is a lot of geese!

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Message 7634 - Posted: 27 Oct 2018, 15:48:53 UTC - in response to Message 7473.

It sure is a lot of geese. Snow geese (as our pictured here) have increased in numbers since the 1970s. In this particular area there used to be 2,500 nesting pairs and now that there are almost 80,000 nesting pairs each year. In addition, this area of Wapusk National Park is an important stopover area for snow geese going farther north to nest. As a result, about 10 million snow geese will funnel through Cape Churchill Peninsula on their way to more Arctic nesting grounds.

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Message 7635 - Posted: 27 Oct 2018, 15:49:59 UTC - in response to Message 7473.

I should also mention, can you see the white specs in there? Snow geese can be all white (easy ones to pick out in the image) or they can be blue on the back with white heads. There are several of the blue morph also in this picture.


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