Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser rossii Common name Ross's Goose
Population name North America
Breeding range Central & E Arctic Canada Non-breeding range SW USA, USA & Mexican Gulf Coast
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 2 0 0 225,000 225,000 [R371]
WPE 1 0 0 160,000 160,000 [R17]
WPE 3 0 0 1,050,000 1,050,000 [R476]
WPE 4 0 0 1,050,000 1,050,000 [R476]
WPE 5 2000 2000 1,050,000 1,050,000 Expert opinion [S6509] [R476]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1984 1994 INC [R371]
WPE 1 1986 1990 INC [R17]
WPE 3 1990 2000 INC [R476]
WPE 4 1990 2000 INC [R476]
WPE 5 2002 2011 INC [R1180]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 2250
WPE 1 1994 1600
WPE 3 2002 10500
WPE 4 2006 10500
WPE 5 2012 10500

References

  • R371 - Kerbes, R.H. 1994. Colonies and numbers of Ross? geese and lesser snow geese in the Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Can. Wildl. Serv. Occas. Paper No. 81.
  • R17 - Arctic Goose Joint Venture. 1991. A prospectus. North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Canada.
  • R476 - Moser, T. J. Editor. 2001. The status of Ross's geese. Arctic Goose Joint Venture Publication. US Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service.
  • R1180 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011d. Waterfowl population status, 2011. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. USA.
  • R1545 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2013. Waterfowl population status, 2013. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. USA

Notes

  • S6509 - Karrak Lake colony estimated 709,000 adult Ross's Geese in 2010. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011.d)
  • S8811 - 2014 data not yet available for Ross's Goose



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