Population stabilization is effective, responsible and economic

We are advocating for the use of humane non-lethal methods to reduce the Canada goose population in Collins Park.


grassroots group saves the geese

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...

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME Canada Geese Seasonal Activity

Nesting Season

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.

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canada geese and public health

Do Canada geese pose a threat to public health in Collins Park? Judge for yourself by visiting Canada Geese and Public Health, a concise report from The Humane Society of the United States.

support from local businesses to save the geeseDon't Gas the Geese!

  • Show your support by wearing a Don't Gas the Geese T-shirt, available at Tee-Zone in Crossgates Mall (lower level next to Godiva, across from the Apple Store) -- -- 518-464-9023. The owner, Ray, has offered us a discounted price!
  • Drink coffee! Visit the Village Coffee Shop at 127 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia -- 518-388-0092. Thank you for your support!
  • Utilize a mix of services from Adirondack Elixir Co., Inc., including Commercial Graphic Design, Portraits, Logos, Gourmet Foods, DJ Services, Editing, and Ghostwriting. Contact Dian or Brett VanDerVolgen at or 518-693-7354. View Dian's beautiful illustration of Canada geese!
  • Eat at the Skyport Diner at 37 Freemans Bridge Road in Scotia (at the end of Maple Avenue) -- 518-382-9773. Thank you for your support!

Business owners: Please show your support! Send email to with your location and phone number.