Tag: snow geese

July 9, 2020

Ray Alisauskas receives Caesar Kleberg award

When Ray Alisauskas first started researching Arctic waterfowl in 1983, their numbers were on a steady upswing. When he joined Canadian Wildlife Service in 1989, snow geese and Ross’s geese...

January 27, 2020

Birds prey on bears’ leftover goose egg scraps

Polar bears and grizzlies in the Arctic are scaring snow geese from their nests to consume their eggs, leaving a clear path for gulls and ravens to prey on their...

January 4, 2017

Snowstorm pushes snow geese to toxic pit

A flock of several thousand snow geese recently died after landing in an old toxic pit mine in Montana. About 25,000 birds took refuge in the former mine in the...

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March 20, 2015

Thousands of Snow Geese Die in Idaho

About 2,000 snow geese (Chen caerulescens) died midflight in eastern Idaho last week, likely from avian cholera, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The snow geese were...