Paul Link, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ North American Waterfowl Management plan coordinator, holds a banded specklebelly goose. The department is studying habitat use, movements, immigration and emigration, fidelity to wintering areas of specklebellies. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)
They fly by your house, and they honk.
No, they aren’t friends and neighbors greeting you as they travel on your street — they are migrating geese.
Of the species of geese that midwinter in Louisiana, specklebellies are visiting the state in dwindling numbers.