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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)

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Cackling Goose or Canada Goose?

Not only do Cackling Geese sound different, but they also look different from Canada Geese, and their DNA is different. The Cackling Goose was defined only recently as a species separate from the Canada Goose. Learn more about this newly named species at BirdWeb.org. read more »

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Cacklers and Canadas

Although it was once considered a diminutive form of Canada Goose, genetic research has shown the Cackling Goose to be a separate species. Its small voice fits nicely its small size. Cacklers breed along the coast of Alaska and winter from Washington south to Mexico. Watch for both species - and... read more »

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Ridgefield BirdFest

October 3rd and 4th, 2015! Cackling Geese-like this one-migrate south from Alaska in October, and flock together for the winter at sites like Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, in southern Washington. In addition to music, the festival offers artwork and guided kayak and walking tours. Keep an... read more »

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