Q:

What are some interesting facts about Canadian geese?

A:

Quick Answer

Canadian geese travel in V-formations and can cover a distance of 1,500 miles in 24 hours with optimal winds. Canadian geese are noisy. They start to make peeping noises from within their eggs and develop 13 different calls as adults.

Continue Reading
What are some interesting facts about Canadian geese?
Credit: David Jakle Image Source Getty Images

Full Answer

Canadian geese generally fly south for the winter season and migrate north for the spring and summer months. Bird enthusiasts can spot them in most regions of the United States and Canada at some point throughout the year. Some geese stray from the typical pattern of migration and remain grazing in parks, golf courses and other human habitats.

The Canadian goose is an herbivore with an average life span of 24 years. Its weight normally ranges between 6.6 and 19.8 lbs. Its average wingspan is between 4.2 and 5.6 feet. They spend as much time on land as they do in water. Canadian geese can eat for 12 hours a day or more.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Canadian geese population began decreasing. Due to efforts of a wildlife protection program, their population grew once again. As of 2015, the Canadian Wildlife Service states that the Canadian geese population is either stable or increasing in most regions.

Learn more about Birds

Related Questions

Explore