Canada Goose – Length: 36-45 inches, Wing span: 53-60 inches
Common, widespread, and increasing, the Canada Goose is well known to most people and occurs in many settings from rural to suburban. Often welcomed at first, Canada Geese may soon be accused of making a mess on golf courses or at city park lakes, and can be difficult to displace.
Canada Geese have a range of subspecies which vary dramatically in size. The smallest four subspecies were recently split into a separate species, the Cackling Goose. The giant subspecies known as maxima was once nearly extinct, but has since recovered and established non-migratory populations in many areas.
Sexes are similar.