A Coastal Record of the Emperor Goose in California
A Coastal Record of the Emperor Goose in California.-My attention was recently drawn to the presence of a specimen of an Emperor Goose (Philacte canagica) in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences (no. 43715, sex unknown), taken December 13, 1928, on Limantour Bay, Marin County, California, by Mr. Francis Coit. Although members of this species winter principally in the Aleutian Island area, a few individuals come as far south as central California where they usually occur in fresh-water situations. Heretofore the most southern known locality of occurrence for the Emperor Goose on salt water along the Pacific coast of North America has been Humboldt Bay, California, where it was recorded by Charles H. Townsend (Auk, 3, 1886:491) in the winter of 1884. -ROBERT T. ORR, Cdifortia Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, December 21; 1943.