Canada Goose

Category: Wildlife

Scientific Name: Branta Canadensis (Linnaeus)



Color: Body is feathery with brown, black, and white coloring

Size: Body is abouut 22 to 45 inches long

Region: Found in the United States and throughout Canada and Alaska

Important Considerations:

  • Females lay 4-8 eggs per clutch
  • Egg incubation period is about 28 days
  • Babies leave the nest after 2-3 weeks
  • These geese only have one brood per year

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

The geese nest at the edge of bodies of water, such as ponds, lakes, or swamps. Or they may also nest on rocks or grass builds that are out in the water. Their nests are made out of sticks, moss, and grass. These geese feed on submerged vegetation, along with grasses, clover, corn, winter wheats and waste grains. These types of geese can be a nuisance and disturb places like your home, golf courses, parks, or any place that may have a body of water near by.