Image ID: Merced13A
Location: Merced National Wildlife Refuge,
Merced County California
Ross's geese are 16 inches in length with a wingspan of 51 inches. Ross's geese breed in the low arctic tundra in the western coast of Hudson Bay and in Alaska. California Central Valley is currently the main wintering area for Ross's geese. There are approximately 1 million Ross's geese in North America. The Merced Wildlife Refuge is a federally managed 7,035-acre refuge in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.