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In Winter Uncommon to Common with the exception of upper Lynn Canal.
- Are Haines and Skagway really so different in occurrence from each other?
- Main migration timing?
- High counts and/or significant staging areas?
- Subspecies notes?
SEAK QBR Mentions
- W2013-2014: New local high count at JNU of 2140 on 4 Jan.
- Sp2014: Six identified as parvipes ssp observed near JNU 12 April. This ssp is rare or uncommon migrant in most of region. Though sometimes it occurs in 'pretty good numbers' at GUS.
- Sp2016: Maximum counts of Lesser Canada Goose at GUS included 95 on 7 April and 80 on 14 April. A single Lesser at HNH on 3 April, and one or two on five days at JNU 9 Apr - 21 May. Large pale-breasted bird at JNU identified as moffitti/maxima. Two prior local reports of large pale-breasted birds (19 May 2008, 30 April 2007).
- F2016: Lesser Canada Goose reports included a flock of 23 near JNU on 7-8 Sept. Four of these lingered to 16 Sept. Another flock of 23 at JNU on 30 Oct, and one at KTN on 22 Oct The Lesser Canada Goose is rare or uncommon migrant in SEAK.
- F2017: Lesser Canada Geese at JNU 6 Sept (two) and 4 Nov (one).
- W2017-2018: Single Lesser Canada Geese at GUS on 6 Dec. At JNU on 9 Dec and 19 Feb. This ssp which is smaller and much paler than resident ssp (fulva) is Casual in Southeast Alaska in winter.
- Glacier Bay/Canada Goose: (edit)
- Haines/Canada Goose: (edit)
- Juneau/Canada Goose: (edit)
- Ketchikan/Canada Goose: (edit)
- Sitka/Canada Goose: Canada Geese migrate over Sitka in large numbers. They are sometimes seen on the ground around town, though reports are usually not frequent and only for small numbers (relative to the large flocks seen flying in migration). It is expected that this species may be found on the ground more often and in greater abundance in Sitka area locations that are not on the road system. Canada Geese are known to nest in the area, they are probably Uncommon breeders Pre-flight young have been observed on at least one occasion near the road system at Medvejie Lake. (edit)
- Skagway/Canada Goose: (edit)
- Yakutat/Canada Goose: (edit)
- All About Birds Page for Canada Goose
- Search Arctos Database for Canada Goose (Southeast only)
- Search Arctos Database for Canada Goose (entire database)
- Encyclopedia of Life search for Branta canadensis
- iNaturalist Observations for Branta canadensis in Southeast Alaska