Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons
Greater white-fronted geese got there name from the blaze of white near their bill/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach
The Greater white-fronted goose is named after the white blaze or patch on the front of its face. It is an uncommon winter migrant in the Refuge, but can usually be seen. Look in flooded fields and marshes. Be sure to scan flocks of waterfowl, as they will join with other species of geese or ducks. It travels in flocks mainly at night and generally flies in a "V" formation. Like all geese, the greater white-fronted is quite vocal. Listen to its call…

Facts About Greater White-fronted Goose

Orange legs and pink bill

White patch on the front of the face

Also called “speckled belly”