Biologists Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland visit Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, a destination spot for bird watchers, to see thousands of snow geese that flock there each fall. We explore why snow geese populations have declined and why that’s a good thing. You’ll hear the incredible din of the birds as they rise up from corn fields in a cloud of winged snow.
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Here are some additional resources to learn about Snow Geese.
- Live map of snow geese sightings from Vermont eBird
- Naturalist Brian Pfeiffer’s 2015 Snow Goose Scoop
- Field Guide to Snow Geese – All About Birds – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Ornithologist David Sibley’s guide on How To Identify White Geese
Outdoor Radio is a monthly feature produced by VPR Chief Audio Engineer Chris Albertine in collaboration with VCE. Listen to our past episodes at https://vtecostudies.org/news/outdoor-radio.
I felt like I was tromping through the fields and riding along in the backseat. Great addition Kent and Sarah!