New residents on the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Published 10:32 pm Friday, May 13, 2022

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Visitors to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge may see the newest residents: Canada goslings (Branta canadensis). 

Most of the Canada geese that are seen on the refuge throughout the winter months are migrating and have already migrated out, but over the years a few pairs have stayed on the refuge all year.

Most Canada goose pairs stay together for life.

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The goslings may stay with the parents for their entire first year. Canada geese are the classic v-flying formation, loud honking birds that come to mind when you think of geese, states USFWS.