Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Canada Goose Migration, page 2

Winter Range: Peak fall migration occurs in September and October, when Canada Geese relocate to a broad range of habitats from low Arctic tundra to prairies, lakes, meadows, golf courses and city parks. If open water and food are available, many geese will remain over winter on northern territories. Some populations that do migrate are not going as far south in the winter as they used to. This northward range shift has been attributed to changes in farm practices that make waste grain more available in fall and winter, as well as changes in hunting pressure and changes in weather.

ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao