Family:  Anatidae. In New England, this bird can be found wintering along coasts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The snow goose (Anser caerulescens), consisting of both a white morph and dark morph (blue goose), is a North American species of goose, collectively with Ross's goose often referred to as "white geese" or "light geese." Serve over a bed of Cajun rice. Here are a few Ducks Unlimited recommended recipes that will allow hunters to savor the hunt. After the feathers settle from a successful light goose hunt, liberal bag limits provide hunters with plenty of goose meat and a great opportunity to try new recipes. Add goose and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until just cooked, but not past medium rare. Cut meat from breasts into 1/4-inch slices and soak them in buttermilk for 6–8 hours. Sauté onions, sugar, and mushrooms in olive oil. Their diet is entirely vegetarian, consisting of grasses and grains, grazed from damp soils or even shallow water. Many taxonomic authorities placed this species and the other "white geese" in the genus Chen. Feeds on seeds, leaves, and roots of many species of wild grasses, also of sedges, bulrushes, horsetail, others. Cook until onions are medium brown. either along the coast or near lakes and rivers. Drain milk. Add onion, peppers, and garlic. Migration Alert: Badger State Hunters Benefit from Cold Weather, Give these recipes a try following a successful LGCO hunt, 4 boneless snow goose breast halves, skin removed. In the breeding grounds in the north the most common source of food is the American bulrush. The very young birds feed on invertebrates. Historical CBC Map from USGS, Birds | Mammals | Butterflies Season to taste and serve with sautéed onions and mushrooms. From Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Christmas Bird Count Map Wash and clean goose thoroughly. Remove goose from marinade. Winter habitat: Saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, agricultural land near water. Berries become more important in the fall. Drain well and discard marinade. Roll goose strips in flour and then sauté. Roll goose strips in flour and then sauté. Most authorities now follow the traditional treatment of placing these species in the "gray goose" genus Anser. 2 tsp sugar. Simmer briefly. Range Map for Snow Goose Snow Geese feed almost exclusively on plant material. 1. c. caerulescens or lesser snow goose 2. c. atlanticus or greater snow goose : Sounds & Communication: Honk like one-syllable noise, a throaty voice when families communicate with each other, shrill sounds when in flight : Lifespan: Around 15 years Diet: Shrubs, grasses, willows, seeds, roots, stems, fruits, and fly larvae Adaptations Save stock. Order:  Anseriformes In fall, may eat many berries. Diet. Stir in tomato and season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional hot sauce. Watching huge flocks of Snow Geese swirl down from the sky, amid a cacophony of honking, is a little like standing inside a snow globe. Some of their favorite food sources include grasses, roots, small shrubs, aquatic vegetation, weeds, and clovers. Snow geese are herbivorous, eating roots, leaves, sedges and grasses. Very young goslings may feed on insect larvae. Diet:  Roots, leaves, and seeds of aquatic vegetation such as bulrushes, sedges,and marsh grasses; tender shoots of grasses in pastures and meadows; waste grains and wild berries. Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. Among them, you might see a dark form with a white head—a color variant called the “Blue Goose.” Remove from pot. Using old recipes and new, hunters can combine their late-season shooting skills to create a goose feast. Add sliced goose, cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Snow Geese can be seen during migration in most of New England, excluding Maine and parts of northeastern New Hampshire. These loud, white-and-black geese can cover the ground in a snowy blanket as they eat their way across fallow cornfields or wetlands. Winter habitat: Saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, agricultural land near water. They can also be found foraging in agricultural fields for leftover corn, oats and winter wheat. Habitat: Diet: Roots, leaves, and seeds of aquatic vegetation such as bulrushes, sedges,and marsh grasses; tender shoots of grasses in pastures and meadows; waste grains and wild berries. Snow Goose Information. and includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Place goose pieces in a pan or serving dish with cream and grapes. Slice goose breasts thinly across the grain of the meat. Sauté onions, sugar, and mushrooms in olive oil. Winter flocks often feed on waste grain in agricultural fields. In winter, waste grain from agricultural fields has become a … Cut meat from breasts into 1/4-inch slices and soak them in buttermilk for 6–8 hours. Drain milk. Combine half the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and hot pepper sauce in a glass bowl. During the breeding season, they eat many seeds, leaves, and roots of aquatic vegetation. Diet of the Snow Goose Like many species of waterfowl, snow geese are primarily herbivores, but eat some insects when they are breeding to help produce eggs and rear their young. Cook goose in stock with carrots, onion, celery, salt, and pepper until tender. either along the coast or near lakes and rivers. © 2001-2020 Nature of New England. Garden Shop, New England is located in the northeastern United States Add brandy and serve. Breeding habitat: Arctic tundra, Season to taste and serve with sautéed onions and mushrooms.