Aleutian cackling goose_SJRNWR.jpg

A brown goose with black neck and a white cheek patch standing in green grassland.

Aleutian cackling goose_SJRNWR.jpg

The San Joaquin River NWR was primarily established to protect the core wintering grounds for the then-endangered Aleutian cackling goose. The species has since recovered and is no-longer endangered. Thousands of them can be seen from the Beckwith Road observation area during the winter.
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Birds
Endangered and/or Threatened species
Waterfowl
Wildlife