Greater White-fronted Geese.

Greater White-fronted Geese. Photograph by Genny Houghton.

On January 27th of this year, a number of Greater White-fronted Geese were seen in Lambton County. I read on email dated Jan 25th from Linda that 2 Greater White-fronted Geese had been seen at the south pond at Blackwell Trails! I forwarded that email to other birders on the 26th evening. By the morning, Deryl N was on the hunt and had re-found the geese. By the time I arrived, they had flown. We found them and then lost them again (we were up to 6) at the Sunset Golf.

Shortly after 34 had been ID’d by Quinten Wiegersma in a flyover at Wawanosh Wetlands.

These birds were spotted again at Blackwell Trails south pond by Blake M.

Wow what an exciting day! A group managed to see them and great photos were obtained. Genny Houghton has let us her picture.

Greater White-fronted Geese breed in Alaska, Northern Ontario and Greenland. They are a rare sighting in Southwestern Ontario.


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Anne Goulden

An enthusiastic birder and member of Lambton Wildlife, the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) and Ontario Nature, Anne learned to love nature from her father. Walking, gardening and birding have been a part of Anne’s life since she was a child. Wanting to meet other local birders in the area, she joined LWI back in 2007. Anne is a member of the LWI board for

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