Birds of the World

Anatidae : Swans, Geese & Ducks

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Nottinghamshire, England - March 2016

Since their introduction to the UK from North America in the 17th centuary, Canada Geese have established themselves as a common resident throughout most of the country.

Nottinghamshire, England - March 2016

It is native to North America but it is only in the last 50 years or so that Canada Geese have been breeding in the eastern United States and there are now large resident populations in most mid-Atlantic states. The majority of the population is, however, still migratory and nests primarily in Canada.

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2013

Nottinghamshire, England - October 2011

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - September 2011

Nottinghamshire, England - February 2013

Nottinghamshire, England - April 2013

Nottinghamshire, England - February 2012

Virginia, USA - June 2002

Virginia, USA - June 2002

Nottinghamshire, England - November 2009

Sedentary feral populations are also widespread and common in Europe.

Virginia, USA - June 2002