Madison County is not visited by many snow geese because the deep snow usually remains past their migration time. But we have had thousands fly over already this year and some have even landed on the extreme southwest corner of the county.
But west of Madison County in Jeffereson and Clark Counties upwards of 100,000 will spend two weeks resting and feeding in the open stubble fields and lakes. Mud Lake, Market Lake and Camas National Wildlife Refuge all have huge numbers of them visit.
During their migration snow geese will be accompanied with a smaller species, the Ross's goose, on the left, the "Blue phase" Snow in the middle. I lucked into this photo a couple of years ago in their migration through Jefferson county.