Not Just Any Goose: Brant

Photo of Brant

Brant are small geese (closer in size to Mallards than Canada Geese) who breed on the arctic tundra. Some Brant winter along the eastern seaboard, primarily south of Maine. Birders in Maine typically see them in small numbers in late winter or spring as they migrate north to their breeding grounds. Notice the white neck patch or "collar" on the Brant's otherwise black head and neck.

Photo of Brant

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