Banded Goose Identified

I’ve received some more information about H7H6, the banded Canada Goose I first spotted in Prospect Park on January 29 and have since relocated twice.

It seems he (I now know that it’s a male) was banded July 12, 2005 near St Paul l Emite (St. Paul l’Ermite?) in Quebec. I’m not quite sure where that is, possibly somewhere between Montreal and Quebec City. Based on his age when banded, he was hatched in 2004 or earlier.

Here’s the certificate the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center sent me:


It seems I’m not the only one to spot a goose banded there.

One Response to “Banded Goose Identified”

  1. Mokka mit Schlag » Banded Goose Mystery Says:

    […] You may remember that at various times from January through march I spotted a Banded Goose H7H6 in Propsect Park. Originally I thought this goose was from Quebec. However, I’ve now received a different certificate for the same goose with the same band number that indicates it’s not from Canada at all but rather from Coming, Indiana. […]

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