For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
Most recent UK and Irish reports of Barnacle Goose
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust have successfully used satellite tracking to follow the migration of wild geese as they migrate from Britain to the High Arctic and back again. read on
The 'Branta' geese form an extremely attractive group of birds, with most interest in recent years focussed on 'brent geese' and 'canada geese': the former for potential species 'splits' and the latter for the identification of vagrants amongst wild geese flocks in northwest Scotland and Ireland. log in
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