Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser caerulescens Common name Snow Goose
Population name caerulescens, W North American Arctic
Breeding range W North American Arctic Non-breeding range California, Mexico
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions North America
Notes

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 0 205,000 205,000 [R17]
WPE 2 0 0 205,000 205,000 [R17]
WPE 3 0 0 632,000 632,000 [R373]
WPE 4 0 0 632,000 632,000 [R373]
WPE 5 2011 2011 653,800 653,800 Expert opinion [S6484] [R1180]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1986 1990 STA [R17]
WPE 2 1986 1996 INC [R1]
WPE 3 1988 1998 INC [R373]
WPE 4 1988 1998 INC [R373]
WPE 5 2001 2010 INC [T5771] [R1180]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 2100
WPE 2 1997 2100
WPE 3 2002 6300
WPE 4 2006 6300
WPE 5 2012 8600

References

  • R17 - Arctic Goose Joint Venture. 1991. A prospectus. North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Canada.
  • R1 - Abraham, K.F., Jeffries, R.L., Rockwell, R.F. and MacInnes, C.D. 1996. Why are there so many white geese in North America? Unpubl. Rep. For the Arctic Goose Habitat Working Group.
  • R373 - Kerbes, R.H., Baranyuk, V.V., and Hines, J.E. 1999. Estimated size of the western Canadian Arctic and Wrangel Island lesser snow goose populations on their breeding grounds and wintering grounds.
  • R1180 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011d. Waterfowl population status, 2011. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. USA.

Notes

  • S6484 - Total of fall estimate for W NA Arctic and Wrangel Is. Pop est of 863,800 individuals, minus 210,000 (Wrangel Is. pop)
  • T5771 - No new data



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