Fascinating topic, Kristin! I looked up "the list" and was slightly surprised to see Canada Geese on it. Where I live in Western Nevada, they are an invasive nuisance. In fact, since they have everything they need right here, they live here year-round. They do get a bit antsy in autumn and spring. But after making a few orbits of the valley in vee-formation, they remember that there is no need to migrate after all, and they return to home base.

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