Canada Goose Facts


Canada geese mate for life with both parents rearing and defending their young.

One pair will raise on average 5-6 goslings a year, producing more than 50 young in their lifetime.
An average adult consumes 4 lbs of grass and produces 2 lbs of waste daily.

All adults undergo molt, an 8-10 week period where they replace their old feathers and are unable to fly.
Canada geese migrate over 2,000-3,000 miles a year, returning to the location they were born to raise their young.

The Canada goose yearly timeline is:
Mating: February-early April
Nesting : mid March- May
Molting : Early June- mid August
Migrating : October-March