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QUICK GOOSE FACTS

Canada Geese are regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the guidelines set forth by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 making it unlawful to kill, sell, hunt, disturb nests and eggs, or purchase and possess migratory birds unless permitted by the Secretary of the Interior.

Goose Life Facts:

  • Life Span of up to 24 years.
  • Mating is for life. If a mate is lost, a new mate is often found.
  • Average nest size 3 to 6 eggs with as many as 12 possible.
  • Molting of adult birds occurs every summer, for up to a 6 week period, rendering all birds flightless
  • Nests can be very large, up to 4 feet across, built on land and usually close to water.
  • Geese are grazing animals, eating grasses and other succulent plant material.
  • An adult goose eats up to 4 lbs of grass daily.
  • An adult goose drops 2 lbs of fecal matter daily
    • goose fecal matter has been linked to the spread of diseases and bacterial infections(CDC).
  • Geese typically return to the same nesting and birth sites every year.

Current goose conflicts in urban and suburban settings are often caused by resident Canada Geese flocks and not migratory geese. During the 1950ís an ambitious effort was undertaken to reintroduce a resident population of geese throughout the Continental United States.

Many things have changed since the re-establishment of resident geese, particularly the use and development of our land resources. Creating open spaces with well manicured lawns, often dotted with ponds and lakes, and the lack of predators in these suburban settings creates an environment in which geese can thrive. Extensive food resources, excellent nesting areas, and security from predators are all that is needed to create a population explosion among resident Canada Geese.

Often these Geese feed in adjacent farm land creating a hardship to the land owner.  Hunting access is often limited due to the proximity to human environments.

These unnatural conditions work to produce healthier and larger geese capable of laying larger numbers of eggs and living much longer than their migratory cousins.

 

 

Call us toll free at 1-866-POOP BE Gone ( 1-866-766-7234) to schedule an appointment to begin the process of managing your goose population and their unpleasant by products.


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