March 8, Wild Goose Chase

Even by early March, spring migration is already well
under way for many species, especially the waterfowl. This trip will
focus on migrating geese and swans: we’ll spend some time learning the
familiar species better, like learning about Canada Geese subspecies,
and we’ll especially be looking for the rarer large waterfowl that
pass through our valley. Potential targets include Cackling Geese (a
miniature form of the Canada Goose that was split out as its own
species in 2004), Snow Geese, Ross’s Geese, Greater White-fronted
Geese, and both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans. Meet at 9:00 AM at the
parking lot in front of Caffe Ibis (50 east, 150 north in Logan).