Greater White-Fronted Goose – 12/14/09

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 12/14/09

Observation Time: 1:50 p.m.

Observation Location: Wolomolopoag Pond

Common Name: Greater White-fronted Goose

Scientific Name: Anser albifrons

Comments: White-fronted geese, barnacle geese, and snow geese, which summer in the arctic, depend on Sharon’s open spaces for winter refuge. Catching a glimpse of one is a reminder of the role Sharon’s open spaces play in global ecosystems. Scan flocks of Canada geese for one that looks different.

More Information: All About Birds: Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose