Dusky Canada Goose

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Photo Credit: Keith Kohl, ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Dusky Canada Goose
  • Species Scientific Name Branta canadensis occidentalis
  • State Listing Status Sensitive

Ecoregions

Special needs

Dusky Canada Geese require adequate food resources (high-quality, high-protein herbaceous plants) in sufficient spatial and temporal distribution to sustain migratory and wintering populations.

Limiting factors

Decline of Dusky Canada Geese is primarily due to poor reproduction in their breeding range in Alaska. Currently, wintering habitat in Oregon is being lost due to conversions from agricultural pastures and grass seed crops to other uses (other crops, urban development, etc.). Use of private lands limits management options.

Conservation actions

Information on conservation strategies is available in the Pacific Flyway Management Plan for the Dusky Canada Goose (2015, see below).

Key reference or plan

Pacific Flyway Management Plan for the Dusky Canada Goose