Canada Geese are most common during the winter on the Navajo Nation since most breed in Canada and northern U.S. Many geese migrate to overwinter along the San Juan River and feed within the adjacent farm fields. There are a small number that nest within our lakes, rivers and marshes however. Canada Geese are primarily herbivores, feeding on grasses, grains and aquatic plants. They will also take iinsects and small fish on occasion.
Canada Goose is called "Naal'eełí" in the Navajo language. Canada Goose can be hunted and consumed unless these activities are restricted by a medicine man for expectant parents.