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2011-01-18 13:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from Feb. 21 through April 16. The daily limit is 25, with no possession limit. To do...

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2010-11-04 14:07:53

New statistical model demonstrates that trophic mismatch feeds bears without exterminating snow geese As the Arctic warms, a new cache of resources"”snow goose eggs"”may help sustain the polar bear population for the foreseeable future. In a new study published in an early online edition of Oikos, researchers affiliated with the Museum show that even large numbers of hungry bears repeatedly raiding nests over many years would have a difficult time eliminating all of the geese...

2010-01-05 11:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in the second snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from Feb. 20 through April 3. To do so, hunters can access the "Snow Goose...

2009-09-10 10:55:01

The U.S. Geological Survey says global warming has resulted in some arctic-nesting geese electing to spend the winter in Alaska instead of Mexico. USGS scientists said they've discovered the winter distribution of Pacific brant -- a small, dark sea goose -- shifted northward from Mexico to sub-Arctic areas as Alaska's climate warmed in the last four decades. The USGS-led survey found until recently, about 90 percent of Pacific brant wintered in Mexico. Now as many as 30 percent are opting to...

2009-01-16 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from March 11 through April 1. To do so, hunters can access the "Snow Goose Conservation Hunt"...

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2008-12-15 14:33:55

New research highlights the ability to adapt to a changing Arctic As polar bears adapt to a warming Arctic - frozen seascape that cleaves earlier each spring - they may find relief in an unlikely source: snow goose eggs. New calculations show that changes in the timing of sea-ice breakup and of snow goose nesting near the western Hudson Bay could provide at least some polar bears with an alternative source of food. This new analysis appears in Polar Biology. "Over 40 years, six subadult male...

2006-02-14 14:39:54

As thousands of pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) prepare for their spring migration north to breeding grounds in the Arctic, ecologists are warning that the escalating conflict between farmers and the geese is threatening the birds' survival. Writing in the new issue of the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, Professor Marcel Klaassen of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology says that international action is urgently required. Farmers in northern- and mid-Norway...


Latest Snow Goose Reference Libraries

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2006-03-07 15:11:18

The Ross's Goose (Chen rossii) is a North American species of goose. It breeds in northern Canada and winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and occasionally northern Mexico. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. Ross's Goose has white plumage except for its wings, which are black at the tips. It is similar in appearance to a white-phase...

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2006-03-07 14:59:21

The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species, so named due to its typically white plumage. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen, while some other authorities place it in the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. This goose breeds in northern Canada and the northeastern tip of Siberia. It winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and beyond. These birds migrate in large flocks...

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2006-03-07 14:33:15

The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is a close relative to the larger White-fronted Goose (A. albifrons). During times of breeding it is widely distributed throughout northernmost Asia, but is less common in Europe. This migratory bird spends its winters further south in Europe and is a very rare vagrant to Great Britain. Very few difference are noted between the two white-fronted goose species, the most notable being size. Tthe Lesser, at 53"“66 cm length and with a...

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2006-03-07 14:23:54

The White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is closely related to the smaller Lesser White-fronted Goose (A. erythropus). It is known as the Greater White-fronted Goose in North America. Both of the white-fronted species have a very striking white face and broad black bars which cross the belly. These geese are 65-78 cm in length and have a 130-165 cm wingspan. They have bright orange legs and mouse-colored upper wing-coverts. As well as being larger than the Lesser White-fronted Goose, the...

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2005-06-14 12:44:59

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis), also called the Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese. This genus contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada". The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the Barnacle goose, but the latter has a black breast and grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There...

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