Canada Goose in Winter

Canada goose walking through the snow
Canada goose. Image by Gregory Sabin from Pixabay

Appearance: The Canada goose is a large bird about 30-43″ long with a long black neck and a black head with a white “chin strap”. The body is brown and tan-white underneath.

Winter diet: Grasses and grains.

Winter feeder food: Canadian geese do not visit feeders.

Winter habitat: Many Canadian geese are year-round birds in the northern half of the US while a fair amount of them migrate south for the winter taking up seasonal residence throughout the southern half of the US and a bit into northern Mexico. They prefer suburban areas including parks, golf courses, and reservoirs.

Range Map

Canada goose range map.
Canada goose range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.