Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii


Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N.; Kirwan, G. M. 2018. Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, pp. (retrieved from on 5 December 2018). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

IUCN. 2021. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-3. Available at: (Accessed: 09 December 2021).

Mini, A. E., Bachman, D. C., Cocke, J., Griggs, K. M., Spragens, K. A., & Black, J. M. 2011. Recovery of the Aleutian Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii leucopareia: 10-year review and future prospects. Wildfowl 61: 3-29.

Mowbray, T. B.; Ely, C. R; Sedinger, J. S.; Trost, R. E. 2020. Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), version 1.0. Ithaca, NY, USA Available at:

Partners in Flight. 2020. Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2020. Available at:

Wetlands International. 2020. Waterbird Population Estimates. Available at:

Further resources

IUCN SSC Goose Specialist Group

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Branta hutchinsii. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022.