grassroots group saves the geese
by DAVID GOLDSCHMIDT
July 19, 2006
Three days was all it took.
Saturday morning, June 3, I arrived at Collins Park in Scotia with my wife, Kat. As the rain fell, we met up with Laura and Matt Brown, residents of Scotia. We counted almost 200 Canada geese, the very ones sentenced to death in the coming weeks at the behest of the Scotia village board... CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY...
Canada Geese Seasonal Activity
This time of year you will see geese in pairs because its nesting season.
This will continue through the middle of May
Proper protocol is to leave them alone during this time. Trained staff and volunteers will be oiling the eggs.
All birds go through a molting period each year to replace damaged, lost, or deteriorated feathers.
Canada geese go through a second molt each year, to replace all flight feathers.
In our area (upstate NY) this typically takes place in late June and early July. During this time the Geese will be flightless.
Migration season is October through March.
During this time Geese are foraging for food, many will pond hop looking for a suitable habitat with food, water and safety.
It's best to haze these large flocks as they arrive.
Proper training is required for effective Hazing.
If you are interested in helping then please fill out the membership application.
We will train and schedule you for a shift.
Follow this link to learn more.