Cackling Goose

(Branta hutchinsii)



Status: Migrant. Last recorded on site in 2021

At this time of year, this species is rare on site.

This species was formerly considered a race of the Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) but was given full species status in 2004. It is an increasingly common migrant and in recent years has been seen throughout the winter. However, no documented records were maintained before August 2004.

Photographer: Eric Secker.
The Cackling Goose is the small one in the middle of the picture. The rest are Canada Geese.