The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) is one of North America’s most familiar migratory waterfowl. These attractive geese breed in the Arctic Tundra and winter in farmlands, lakes and coastal areas of the USA.
Snow geese are seasonal visitors to the Chesapeake Bay region, arriving in early winter and remaining until late winter or early spring.
Most adult geese have snow-white bodies and black wing tips. Dark phase geese, known as blue geese, are the same species as white snow geese. In flight, snow geese are recognized by their brilliant white bodies and black wing tips. In the field, their large, noisy congregations are unmistakable.