Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
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Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)

General Description: Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) are large geese that are entirely white except for the black wing tips (primary feathers) and pink bill with black lips.

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Where to Find: Snow Geese are not common around Las Vegas, but keep an eye out in places like the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Snow Geese are not common around Las Vegas.

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Juvenile (left, dark) and adult (right, white) Snow Geese.
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese landing in a pond
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese; notice the darker colors of juvenile birds
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese like to fly in wedge-shaped formations, ...
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) ... but often they have trouble with organization.
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese in flight clearly show the black primary feathers.
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese in a marsh
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese in a marsh
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese in a marsh
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese in a marsh
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Snow Geese with ducks
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) The dark snow goose is either a "blue goose," a dark morph, or a youngster.

 
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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