Canada Goose Cull

To: Stephen Ambrose <>
Subject: Canada Goose Cull
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 13:51:21 +1000
On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 11:53:09AM +1000, Stephen Ambrose wrote:
> 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.

Its been determined that it was migratory not resident geese
in the collision:
Apparently stable isotopes analysis indicated the birds had summered
in NE Canada.

The NY times has a long piece about plans to reduce the resident birds:
The cull could be a sensible part of a long term plan.


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