[CT Birds] Barnacle Goose

Greg Hanisek ghanisek at rep-am.com
Fri Dec 6 15:40:50 EST 2013

Barnacle Goose has been full accepted by ARCC as a naturally occurring species in northeastern North America. ARCC made this move a number of years ago based on research on the increase and movements of Arctic-nesting geese, primarily from Greenland to Connecticut specifically. Since then a Barnacle Goose banded in Scotland has been documented in CT.  
Greg Hanisek  
Avian Records Committee of CT  

From: Paul Desjardins [mailto:paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com]
To: CT Birds Submission [mailto:ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org]
Sent: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:30:25 -0500
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose

Jim, I think you can safely add the Barnacle Goose to your life list. For years this species was always suspect in regards to it being a countable bird. Especially if seen in the "wrong" time period. But in recent years there is a trend of it showing up in the late fall along with the Canada Geese. Maybe someone else would like to comment further?
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