Pink Footed Goose

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The pink-footed goose is one of our smaller geese, with a relatively short neck and a rounded head.

They have a short, pink bill and pink legs. Pink-footed geese are well-known for their loud, honking call that is often performed whilst flying in a flock. These birds can frequently be seen flying in the characteristic V-formation that so many migrating birds use.

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Discover more about the Pink footed goose

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When to see

Winter and autumn

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Where to see

A common winter visitor, numbers of pink-footed geese are at an all-time high thanks to conservation work both here and on their breeding grounds. Pink-footed geese spend the summer in their breeding grounds further North and return to overwinter Scotland. They spend their winter nights resting on or near estuaries and their winter days feeding on the surrounding fields.

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Did you know?

A common winter visitor, numbers of pink-footed geese are at an all-time high thanks to conservation work both here and on their breeding grounds. Pink-footed geese spend the summer in their breeding grounds further North and return to overwinter Scotland. They spend their winter nights resting on or near estuaries and their winter days feeding on the surrounding fields.

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When to see

Winter and autumn

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Where to see

A common winter visitor, numbers of pink-footed geese are at an all-time high thanks to conservation work both here and on their breeding grounds. Pink-footed geese spend the summer in their breeding grounds further North and return to overwinter Scotland. They spend their winter nights resting on or near estuaries and their winter days feeding on the surrounding fields.

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Did you know?

A common winter visitor, numbers of pink-footed geese are at an all-time high thanks to conservation work both here and on their breeding grounds. Pink-footed geese spend the summer in their breeding grounds further North and return to overwinter Scotland. They spend their winter nights resting on or near estuaries and their winter days feeding on the surrounding fields.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

Winter and autumn

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

A common winter visitor, numbers of pink-footed geese are at an all-time high thanks to conservation work both here and on their breeding grounds. Pink-footed geese spend the summer in their breeding grounds further North and return to overwinter Scotland. They spend their winter nights resting on or near estuaries and their winter days feeding on the surrounding fields.

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

A common winter visitor, numbers of pink-footed geese are at an all-time high thanks to conservation work both here and on their breeding grounds. Pink-footed geese spend the summer in their breeding grounds further North and return to overwinter Scotland. They spend their winter nights resting on or near estuaries and their winter days feeding on the surrounding fields.