Some geese species are known to fly non-stop for up to 24 hours, covering distances of up to 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) in a single flight.
Geese are capable of flying long distances in a single flight, and the distance they can cover in one flight depends on a variety of factors such as species, age, and weather conditions.
Canadian geese are known for their long-distance migration from their breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska to their wintering grounds in the United States and Mexico. The exact distance that Canadian geese migrate can vary depending on the specific population and the route they take, but generally, their migration distance ranges from 1,000 to 3,000 miles (1,600 to 4,800 kilometers).
The migration of Canadian geese typically begins in the fall, around September or October, and lasts until early winter. During migration, the geese fly in a distinctive “V” formation, taking advantage of aerodynamic principles that reduce wind resistance and save energy.
Canadian geese are also known to return to their breeding grounds each spring, completing a round-trip migration of several thousand miles each year. This migration is essential for the survival of Canadian geese, as it allows them to access different food sources and breeding habitats throughout the year.
Other species of geese can fly amazing journeys such as the Bar-headed goose, which is known to fly over the Himalayas at altitudes of up to 29,000 feet (8,800 meters) during its migration.
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