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The 2020 Snow Goose Scoop

Breaking news on the Migration of Snow Geese through Vermont and New York

Summary Report – January 9, 2021

The Snow Goose migration season here in the Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York has all but ended, with Greater Snow Geese now occupying their wintering habitat along the mid-Atlantic states. The map link below shows sightings since February 1.

Thanks for visiting. We’ll return in October (when, perhaps, the world might be a safer place for people and birds).

Resources and Readings


Snow Goose – The account from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds site.

Identification of White Geese by David Sibley – Help with telling Ross’s Goose from Snow Goose.

Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area – Vermont’s prime goose-viewing opportunity. The visitor center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to 4pm, until November 10.

Geese Setting the Table for Polar BearsThe New York Times reports that a warming planet leaves polar bears with less opportunity to hunt seals. So they’re turning to snow geese chicks and eggs instead.

One Day, Two Ross’s – My account of seeing an exceedingly rare Ross’s Gull and the generally rare Ross’s Goose during a single day in 2013.

Goose Gallery