Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Branta hutchinsii Common name Cackling Goose
Population name hutchinsii/parvipes Eastern Tall Grass Prairie
Breeding range Arctic Canada- Baffin Is to Queen Maud Gulf S to Hudson Bay Non-breeding range Oklahoma, Texas & New Mexico
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions North America
Notes The American Ornithologists' Union (and British Ornithologists' Union) have accepted the separation of canadensis and hutchinsii as different species, 'Canada Goose' and 'Cackling Goose'.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 280,400 280,400 [R671]
WPE 3 0 0 149,000 149,000 [R651]
WPE 4 0 0 254,700 254,700 [R656]
WPE 2 0 0 254,800 254,800 [R657]
WPE 5 2011 2011 427,000 428,000 Expert opinion [R1180]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1982 1992 INC [R671]
WPE 3 1992 2001 STA [R651]
WPE 4 1992 2001 STA [R651]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1992 2001 STA [R651]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 2800
WPE 3 2002 1500
WPE 4 2006 2500
WPE 2 1997 2500
WPE 5 2012 4300

References

  • R671 - USFWS and CWS. 1992. 1992 status of waterfowl and fall flight forecast. Usfws Migratory Bird Management Office.
  • R651 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001. Waterfowl Population Status, 2001. US Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C. 50pp.
  • R656 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2005. Waterfowl Population Status, 2005. US Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/reports/status05/final_status_05.pdf
  • R657 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service. 1996. Waterfowl Population Status 1996. USFWS, Washington DC.
  • R1180 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011d. Waterfowl population status, 2011. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. USA.

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