Snow Goose

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

King County

Snow Geese are seen less frequently than Greater White-fronted Geese, but their occurrence is similar, with occasional sightings from mid-October through early February.

Usually only a single Snow Goose has been present amongst a flock of other geese species, but a few times larger flocks have been seen flying overhead: 40 on 1995-10-26, 17 on 1996-10-24, ~35 on 2008-12-20, and ~200 on 2011-01-08.  Seven were photographed on the ground during a snowstorm, 2008-12-24.

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

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Snow Goose, right foreground, with Greater White-fronted Goose (orange feet)
and Cackling Geese, 2007-11-21


Photo by Ollie Oliver, 2008-12-04

2008-12-04, with Cacking Geese (foreground) and Canada Geese

Photo by Ollie Oliver, 2008-12-20

Photo by Ollie Oliver, 2008-12-20




2011-11-24.  Photo by Ollie Oliver