LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- This week's bird will be the Greater White-fronted Goose.
Many people in Arkansas will know this bird better as a "specklebelly". They winter here in Arkansas and are migrating here in good numbers now. Sarah Baxter with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says she's been hearing them in large flocks at night frequently lately, and seeing some good-size flocks on the ground, especially in the delta.
It isn't one that people can easily attract to their back yard, unless they have a very large rice field in their back yard, but they are easy to spot if you go to the right place to see them. And they are a pretty tasty game species. The season starts on Nov. 14 and Jan. 26, 2014, and the daily bag limit is two geese per person.
Breeding across the tundra from Nunavut to Siberia, across Russia, and in Greenland, the Greater White-fronted Goose has one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world. In North America, however, it is common only west of the Mississippi River, where it is found in large flocks in wetlands and croplands.