Geese eat between 2 lbs and 5 lbs each day.
Geese poop on average 28 times a day (1 lb – 1 ½ lbs each day).
Geese mate for life and stay together throughout the year.
If a goose loses a partner, they will typically find another mate.
They mate every spring (late February to early April).
Nesting season is mid-March to May.
The incubation period is about a month.
They average 5-6 eggs in a clutch each year.
Wherever a goose is born, they return to that same place every year to rear their young. The only thing that breaks this pattern is the presence of a predator.
They begin to nest between the ages 2-4.
Geese molt in June – late July. Molting is when adult geese lose their wing feathers and are unable to fly. Usually by August they are able to fly again.
Migration season is typically October through March.
Geese like to stay near lakes because open water provides safety from predators. They like to sleep in lakes for that reason. This is why they love parks and golf courses. These places provide food and safety.
Geese usually congregate in flocks.
Each flock has a group of sentries. Sentries are basically security guards for the flock. While the flock feeds the sentries stand guard and are specifically on the lookout for predators.