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CANADA GOOSE Branta canadensis
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Unlisted/Green
Biodiversity Steering Group: Unlisted

UK: Increase
Riparian habitats: Stable/fluctuating
 
Status Summary
Canada Geese on linear waterways have been monitored by WBS since 1980, but long-term trends in the UK population as a whole are not known from breeding season surveys. Winter monitoring by WeBS shows a continuing long-term increase (Pollitt et al. 2000).
 
 
Table of population changes for Canada Goose
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
WBS waterways 17 1981-1998 28 43 -23 324    
  10 1988-1998 33 170 70 321    
  5 1993-1998 39 62 18 113    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 270 18 2 37    
BBS England 5 1994-1999 259 14 -2 32    
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
Productivity information is not currently available for this species
 

 

   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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