Migrating Canada geese, in their iconic v-formations, can fly an astonishing 1,500 miles in just 24 hours. They can also waddle indefinitely around your local office park.
How far can geese fly in a day when they migrate south?
Migrations can be as long as 2,000 to 3,000 miles, and the geese are capable of flying up to 1,500 miles in a single day if the weather is good.
Do geese poop while flying?
Geese, famous for their copious defecation, are less likely to defecate when they are flying than when they are grazing and walking on the ground, and they tend to empty their cloacas upon takeoff, cutting down on the risk to bystanders, said Laura Erickson, science editor at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
How far do geese fly when migrating?
Meet the winter arrivals who fly thousands of miles to reach Britain from Alaska, Greenland and Russia. A flock of pink-footed geese fly over farmland, having flown 5,500km from their summer feeding grounds to overwinter in the UK.