These arctic specialists come together in huge grazing flocks up to 60,000 strong
Our Expert Says… "These geese are very aggressive when they are nesting, and will happily try and attack foxes and even humans who come too close! This aggressive nature and the loud honking that accompanies it means that domesticated geese make excellent guardians and were used by the Romans in this way."
The pink-footed goose in an arctic breeding bird. Although a single species, there are two distinct populations. One is found in the east of Greenland and on Iceland, the other is on Svalbard. Each population has different wintering grounds, with the western pink-footed geese heading for the UK and Ireland, and the eastern population overwintering in the Netherlands and Denmark.
Pictures of Pink-footed Goose
Our trips to spot the Pink-footed Goose