Resident Canada Geese Population Stabilization
December - March
Meet with stake holders and Community leaders to plan for
a coordinated effort to locate geese nests in the program area with the intent
of treating as many of these nests as possible to stabilize the current
population of resident Canada geese.
Jan - March
Contact property owners and others in the program area
whose properties are likely to have nesting geese. The egg depredation will be
conducted by the property owner staff or by teams organized by the community
and others who are participating in the coordination effort.
Conduct training seminars on geese biology, locating geese
nests, safe interaction with geese, personal safety, laws and regulations
related to Canada geese, humane egg treatment protocols, data collection and
team coordination. These seminars will be hosted by the program manager
community or other stakeholders in the area. GeesePeace provides leadership and
training seminars when requested by the community.
treat eggs using GeesePeace protocols which include coating eggs with corn oil,
egg replacement and strategic nest destruction. If nests are destroyed the goose must be on the nest for two
weeks or she may just rebuild the nest nearby and lay more eggs. The exception
is that a goose will not be allowed to nest in an area which places her in direct
conflict with people, e.g. at entrances to buildings. In these cases the nest will be taken down as soon as it is
found with the understanding that the goose may possibly re-nest. In all cases
the eggs will be tested by placing one in water. If the egg floats this means
the air sac has developed in the egg and it is too far along in development to
treat according to GeesePeace and Humane Society of the United States
down nests so as to set the stage for a molt migration.