Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Cackling Canada Goose (Branta canadensis minima)

The Washington GAP Analysis Program applied to breeding birds only. These maps, which include wintering birds, pelagic (coastal) birds, and birds expanding their ranges, do not include range maps.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

The smallest subspecies of Canada Goose, it usually weighs 3 to 5 pounds and has a distinctive high-pitched call. Cacklers nest only on the outer coast of the Yukon-Kuskokwin Delta in western Alaska and winter primarily in California's Central Valley. In recent years, increasing numbers of cacklers have wintered in western Oregon. Spring migration takes cacklers up the Pacific coast with a stop in Cook Inlet marshes, through the Alaska Range to the nesting grounds. Fall migration inclues staging on the upper Alaska Peninsula for several weeks, then a trans-oceanic flight to Oregon andCalifornia.

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