Some interesting facts about the Canada Goose:
- They fly in V formation when migrating. This apparently minimizes the "drag" on each individual bird allowing them to take advantage of the slipstream created by the bird in front of them...much as cyclists do.
- Can travel more than 1000 km in one day.
- Mate for life, however if one dies the other will take another mate, or pine to death at the loss of their mate (depending on which source you're reading)
- Have 13 different "calls" that scientists have identified so far.