Greater White-fronted Goose

(Anser albifrons)



Status: Migrant. Last recorded on site in 2021

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is expected to be present on site.

Occurs as an uncommon migrant, usually on Main Ring Lake or foraging in the bison pasture. It occurs more frequently in the fall than in spring. On Oct-16, 1994, a juvenile of the Greenland Race was sighted amongst a flock of eight Greater White-Fronted Geese on Main Ring Lake. In March of 1996 a remarkbaly large flock of about 70 birds frequented Main Ring Lake.

Photographer: Greg Vogel.