Snow Geese stopping over at Parksville BC to take the opportunity to feed and build on their energy levels before continuing on their migration South.

- Image ID: HPDWJ0
Snow Geese stopping over at Parksville BC to take the opportunity to feed and build on their energy levels before continuing on their migration South.
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Image ID: HPDWJ0
This goose breeds north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and spends winters in warm parts of North America from southwestern British Columbia through parts of the United States to Mexico. They fly as far south as Texas and Mexico during winter, and return to nest on the Arctic tundra each spring.[6] It is a rare vagrant to Europe, but a frequent escape from collections and an occasional feral breeder. Snow geese are visitors to the British Isles where they are seen regularly among flocks of barnacle, Brent and Greenland white-fronted geese. There is also a feral population in Scotland from which many vagrant birds in Britain seem to derive.
Location: Surfside Parksville.Vancouver Island. British Columbia. Canada.