Buldir Island, site of a remnant breeding population of Aleutian Canada Geese

Robert D, Jr Jones


Recent observations of the once abundant Aleutian Canada Goose Branta canadensis leucopareia are reviewed. The introduction of Blue Foxes to the breeding grounds and increased hunting pressure are suggested as reasons for the decline of the race, with a note concerning the production potential of the Blue Fox. An expedition to Buldir Island, where no fox introduction had been made, is recounted along with a discussion of the island's topography, climate, avian and mammalian populations. Reestablishment of the Sea Otter at Buldir Island is noted. A breeding population of B.c. leucopareia was observed and the conditions of the habitat are discussed.

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