The Black Brant or Pacific Brent Goose, Branta bernicla nigricans, is a sub-species of the Brent Goose.
These geese breed in Alaska and winter in Baja California.
Further Goose Information
- Goose Information / Overview
- Photos of the Different Goose Species for Identification
- Species Index of Geese
Population Status and Conservation
There are an estimated 115,000 black brant in the world and about 14,000 are taken each year by hunters.
Fox predation of eggs is thought to be significant and, in 2006, the U.S. began a 5-year fox removal program. The population has been as high as 200,000; in 1981. In 1987, it was as low as 100,000.