Majestic Beauty of the Snow Goose
- DIGITAL MIGRATION. RUZZO, BRIAN // Outdoor Life;Feb2012, Vol. 219 Issue 2, p23
The article presents suggestions on tracking the northbound migration of snow geese with the help of online information resources like the interactive map Blackcloud Stormchasers Network, the website Hunt the North Spring Snow Goose Migration Repots, and National Weather Service Snow Map.
- PRAIRIE PORTRAIT. // Dakota Country;Nov2011, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p80
A caption is presented to a photograph of a flock of snow geese in migration.
- SEASONAL REPORTS. // South Dakota Bird Notes;Sep2013, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p64
Statistics are presented on the first arrival date of several bird species of South Dakota and their sightings during the season versus the median first arrival date over the previous 10 years (2003-2012) including snow goose, Trumpeter Swan, and Horned Grebe.
- Individual variation in timing of migration: causes and reproductive consequences in greater snow geese (Anser caerulescens atlanticus). Bêty, Joël; Giroux, Jean-François; Gauthier, Gilles // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology;Nov2004, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p1
Decisions made by birds during migration to breeding grounds can strongly affect the fitness of individuals. We investigated possible causes and reproductive consequences of inter-individual variation in the migratory behavior of an arctic-nesting species, the greater snow goose (Anser...
- Good Hunting, but Wetland Draining Continues. Dieter, Chuck // Dakota Country;Jan2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p50
The article looks back at the 2011-2012 waterfowl hunting season in eastern South Dakota. The author compares this season with seasons past, observing that 2011 was diverged from the norm. Topics include a late duck migration, the presence of mallards after the season's end, and an exceptionally...
- Avian metabolism: Costs of migration in free-flying songbirds. Wikelski, Martin; Tarlow, Elisa M.; Raim, Arlo; Diehl, Robert H.; Larkin, Ronald P.; Visser, G. Henk // Nature;6/12/2003, Vol. 423 Issue 6941, p704
Billions of songbirds migrate between continents twice each year, but the energy costs of this feat have never been measured for free-flying individuals. Here we follow New World Catharus thrushes during their nocturnal migratory flights, recapturing individuals after journeys of up to 600 km...
- HOW HIGH BIRDS SOAR. Forte Netting, Jessa // Discover;Nov2005, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p88
Presents information on the elevation that birds attained during their migration. Flight elevation of bar-headed goose; Physiological features that allow birds to breathe at high altitude; Advantages of nocturnal migrants.
- CONNECTICUT'S 2003 FALL HAWK MIGRATION. Currie, Neil // Connecticut Warbler;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p35
Discusses the fall migration of hawk in Connecticut in 2003. Details of hawk flight migration; List of hawk flight site locations; Map of the 2003 hawk flight lookout sites.
- A SNOWY BLIZZARD FROM THE FAR NORTH. McKenna, Phil // National Wildlife (World Edition);Feb/Mar2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p12
The article discusses problems caused by the migration of lesser snow geese to Washington state from their Arctic nesting grounds. The snow goose population in Washington has increased dramatically in recent years, possibly spurred by global warming. The rapid increase in the goose population...