Canada Goose Cull

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Subject: Canada Goose Cull
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 11:53:09 +1000
An interesting (and unfortunate) response to the recent bird collisions with
the plane over the Hudson River. I question the effectiveness of culling
2,000 Canada Geese in reducing the risk of future collisions. It would
appear to me that other Canada Geese (and/or other large waterbirds) would
move into the area to fill the niche left vacant by the euthanased
individuals. I'm pretty sure that the air-space over the Hudson River would
also be within the annual migratory flight path of Canada Geese.


Stephen Ambrose

Ryde, NSW


Geese culled to curb NYC air disasters

10:44 AEST Sat Jun 20 2009

55 minutes ago



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Jun 20, 2009

About 800 Canada geese around New York City's two airports have been trapped
and euthanased, part of an effort to reduce the type of bird strike that led
to a jetliner landing in the Hudson River.

Birds have been culled from 15 sites within 8km of LaGuardia and Kennedy

US Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Carol Bannerman says agency
biologists and other specialists are trapping and killing the birds.

Officials plan to kill 2,000 geese within weeks.

US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia on January 15 and
was over the Bronx when it ran into geese and lost both engines.

Hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger safely landed the plane in the river that
lies between Manhattan and New Jersey. All 155 aboard survived.



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