Greater White-fronted Goose

All photos taken at Marymoor Park.  Uncredited photos by Michael Hobbs.  All rights reserved.

King County
Code 2

Greater White-fronted Geese show up occasionally from September through March, usually amongst flocks of Canada and Cackling Geese.  Both adults and juveniles (which lack the barring on the underparts and the white facial mark) are seen.  Typically only 1-3 Greater White-fronted Geese are present at a time, though a couple of times as many as 10 have been present.

On 2010-05-02, Evan Houston reported a flock of ~200 flying overhead, an unusual sighting both for the number and the date.

The best place to look for them is amongst large flocks of geese on the mowed grass fields.

Code 2


Juvenile GWFG.  Photo by Ollie Oliver, 2003-09-25

Adult GWFG left foreground, with Snow Goose and Cackling Geese, 2007-11-21

Adult Greater White-fronted Goose with Cackling Geese, 2008-01-24

Rear view of the same geese, 2008-01-24

Ollie Oliver's photo, 2008-10-16

Ollie Oliver's photo, 2008-10-16



2009-10-01.  Photo by Ollie Oliver

2009-10-01.  Photo by Scott Ramos