More Than a Million Snow Geese at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Catherine Sherman:

More than a million snow geese visit Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in March 2014 in northwest Missouri. Click on the post to see more photos of snow geese, trumpeter swans, ducks, bald eagles and a muskrat.

Originally posted on Bees, Birds and Butterflies:

The snow geese filled the sky as they left the water.

The snow geese filled the sky as they left the water.

My friend Lynn and I visited Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refugeon March 18, 2014, to see the more than million snow geese on their annual spring migration north to Canada and Alaska.

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refugeisin northwestern Missouri,established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt,as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.The refuge is 7,350 acres (30km2) along the eastern edge of the Missouri Riverfloodplain south of Mound City, Missouri,in Holt County, Missouri. Massive flocks of ducks and geese congregate at Squaw Creek occur during spring and fall migrationsas part of the Central Flyway.As many as 475 bald eagleshave been sighted on the refuge in the winter. The refuge annually celebrates the eagle visits with “Eagle Days” celebrations. In March 2014, almost 1.2 million snow geese were counted.
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4 responses to “More Than a Million Snow Geese at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

  1. Lynn

    Great article…good pictures! This was fun…

  2. Hi Catherine :D How the heck can anyone count 1.2 million geese ?? 321….322….323. Ooops it moved !! 1…..2…..3…… hehe. <3 Ralph xox :D

    • The ranger explained that they count the number of geese in a measured area. They measure the entire area and multiply the number. But, yes, they do move a lot! ;) There are times when they are mostly all at rest on the water. Then suddenly, a huge cloud of them with a huge roar erupts from the water.

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