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Six Geese Flying. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.

The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2 mile auto tour route and 1.5 mile seasonal hiking trail. The auto tour is an excellent way to see the Refuge. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

Currently this website has the Cackling Goose and the Canada Goose together ...

Includes Dusky banded geese ... #012, #054, #078, #2%2, #21K, #242, #287, #298, and #530.

The following are images captured of Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, arranged by month. Not all images of the these Geese are shown here, more may be found throughout the Trip Logs. Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen each day.

 
January 16, 2008 ... Janaury 16, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 16, 2008.


January 29, 2016 ... January 29, 2016, Trip Log

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Cackling Goose, "2&2", River "S", Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Overcast. Image taken January 29, 2016.


February 16, 2008 ... February 16, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


February 18, 2008 ... February 18, 2008, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese in a row. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


February 19, 2008 ... February 19, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 19, 2008.


February 22, 2011 ... Dusky, banded #242 and #287 ... February 22, 2011, Trip Log

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Dusky Canada Goose, banded #242 (left) and #287 (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


February 28, 2008 ... February 28, 2008, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


March 4, 2011 ... Dusky, banded #530, #298, #054, #012, and #078 ... March 4, 2011, Trip Log

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Dusky Canada Goose, banded #530. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 4, 2011.
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Dusky Canada Goose, banded #298 (left) and #054 (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 4, 2011.
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Dusky Canada Goose, banded #012 (left) and #078 (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 4, 2011.


... with odd markings ... March 4, 2011, Trip Log

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Canada Goose with odd markings. Day drizzly to heavy rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 4, 2011.
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Canada Goose with odd markings. Day drizzly to heavy rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 4, 2011.
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Canada Goose with odd markings, front view. Day drizzly to heavy rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 4, 2011.


March 5, 2008 ... March 5, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


March 8, 2008 ... March 8, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... March 8, 2008, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


... "painting" ... March 8, 2008, Trip Log

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Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


April 6, 2008 ... April 6, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 6, 2008.


April 20, 2007 ... April 20, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.


... family ... April 20, 2007, Trip Log

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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.
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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.
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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.


April 30, 2010 ... April 30, 2010, Trip Log

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Canada Goose goslings. Day overcast and gray. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 30, 2010.


May 3, 2011 ... May 3, 2011, Trip Log

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Canada Goose and baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 3, 2011.


May 6, 2007 ... May 6, 2007, Trip Log

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Canada Goose, with babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


May 8, 2007 ... May 8, 2007, Trip Log

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Canada Goose pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 8, 2007.
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Canada Goose, male (left image) and male calling, with female (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 8, 2007.
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Canada Goose, with reflection. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 8, 2007.


May 15, 2007 ... May 15, 2007, Trip Log

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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 15, 2007.
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Canada Goose family, "Follow the Leader". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 15, 2007.


May 16, 2008 ... May 16, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Geese, adult with three chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Geese, chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Goose chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Goose chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Geese, adult and baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


May 19, 2011 ... May 19, 2011, Trip Log

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Canada Geese, with babies. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 19, 2011.


May 19, 2008 ... May 19, 2008, Trip Log

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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 19, 2008.
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Canada Goose chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 19, 2008.
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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 19, 2008.


October 12, 2011 ... October 12, 2011, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese with a few Greater White-fronted Geese. Mostly overcast day with very few sun breaks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 12, 2011.


October 28, 2007 ... October 28, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese variations, darker front (left image) and with white ring on neck (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


November 2, 2007 ... November 2, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese ... "Formation Flying" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


... landing ... November 2, 2007, Trip Log

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Two Geese landing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.
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Four Geese landing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


November 3, 2007 ... November 3, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.


... flying ... November 3, 2007, Trip Log

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Three Geese Flying. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.
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Six Geese Flying. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.


November 4, 2009 ... Dusky, banded #21K November 4, 2009, Trip Log

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Banded Dusky Canada Goose, #21K. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 4, 2009.


November 11, 2011 ... November 11, 2011, Trip Log

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Cackling Goose. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


November 13, 2007 ... November 13, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2007.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2007.


November 14, 2008 ... Leucistic Cackling Goose ... November 14, 2008, Trip Log

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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


November 21, 2007 ... November 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


November 23, 2007 ... November 23, 2007, Trip Log

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2007.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2007.



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