Snow Goose — Length 26 – 33 inches
The Snow Goose has scattered breeding locations and scattered wintering locations, but is usually seen in large flocks in spring, fall, and winter wherever it occurs. Migration can take place during the day or at night, and the Snow Goose usually spends at least a few days at stopover sites to feed before making another long flight.
The Snow Goose population has been growing extremely quickly, numbering in the millions of birds, and is thought to be too large to maintain itself on limited and fragile arctic breeding grounds. Not only do Snow Geese breed rapidly, they also can live a long time, the record being over 26 years old.