white-fronted geese

Greater White-Fronted Goose

This spring, there has been excellent opportunity for viewing greater white-fronted geese at our Goose Pond Sanctuary. Also known as “speckled-bellies,” these geese are visiting the Empire Prairie during their spring migration. White-fronts are a handsome, medium-sized goose with a gray-brown body, white on the forehead and base of the orange bill, and variable amount of black mottling on the belly.  It’s a treat to hear their distinctive, high-pitched klah-hah-luk call.