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By BirdingBC
Yes, these are Brant geese (Branta Bernicla 'nigricans').

Brant have 3 subspecies and the common subspecies here is "Black Brant" that range up and down the west coast of North America, breeding in Alaska. A few stop-over around locations in Victoria during migration but much larger numbers are found in Parksville and around the shore of the Fraser delta/boundry bay and other locations in Puget sound. Some populations over-winter in these areas.


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