White-front Geese

Each winter, white-front geese move into the California Delta in large numbers. By late January they begin to build up their numbers on Sherman Island. By April, the congregation of geese at Sherman Island can be quite large.

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Waterfowl populations have flourished under close monitoring by hunter-funded programs.

Waterfowl populations have flourished under close monitoring by hunter-funded programs.

Thirty-five years ago, white-front goose numbers were so low that the daily limit was lowered to one white-front per hunter. Due to successful conservation efforts the limit this past season was increased to ten per day.

Click on the link below to view a recent video of white-front geese (aka specklebelly geese) as the gather in preparation for migration.

They are quite vocal.

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