Wednesday, October 3, 2007

White-fronted Goose Day

If you were outdoors today in Central Oregon and heard different-sounding geese fly over, they were probably Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons). I was high in the mountains of southeastern Oregon, and had a flock of 52 flying south in a classic V-formation. Arriving home, I found that my wife and kids saw some streaming south over Madras. Then, upon checking my emails, I found that no fewer than four different members of the Central Oregon Birders On-Line (COBOL) had posted sightings today of this species.

Greater White-fronted Geese migrate south through our area in a very narrow window (of the calendar), and most years that migration peaks on... the 2nd and 3rd of October!

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