Snow Goose

Waterfowl Identification

Two races of snow geese, anser caerulescens, are recognized: greater snows along the Atlantic Coast, and lesser snows elsewhere on the continent. Blue geese are a color phase of the lesser snow.
Image comparing immature, adult and blue/UISFWS

Length: 29 - 31"
Weight: 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 lbs.


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Last Updated: November 29, 2018