City vs. Canadian Geese

The Headline read: “Fewer Canada Geese, Fewer To Kill” According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s report on Canadian Geese, federal agents rounded up 575 from New York City parks and golf courses that were within the flight range of the city’s airports. This is less than 60 percent of the 1509 geese slaughtered in […]

Geese Facts

The average life span of Canadian geese is between ten and twenty-five years, however there are reports of life expectancy over thirty years in the natural environment. Reports of a pair in captivity lived over forty years until the male was killed in an accident. The female followed a few months later (McAtee 1924). Contributing […]

Geese Management

Less than forty years ago, the Canadian goose was rarely seen in many parts of the lower forty-eight, but as a result of restoration projects and an increase in both urban and suburban bodies of water, Canadian Geese are a common sighting. Many people recognize the sight and sound of the geese as the beginning […]

Border Collies to the Rescue

A recent report from Columbia, MD. Sheep dogs to chase [herd] the geese October 23, 2010|By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun Visitors to Columbia’s Lakefront promenade have increasingly been confronted by panhandling resident Canada geese, who had stayed away for years, chased by Glenn and Bud, the town’s two border collies. But two years after the last dog […]

Canadian Geese Management

TIPS FOR GEESE MANAGEMENT POST SIGNS to discourage feeding of Canadian Geese. Include reasons why the geese should not be fed. For example, bread does not provide the necessary nutrients for the proliferation of primary flight feathers. Geese remain flightless and lose the ability to migrate. These flightless birds become resident geese. LIMIT ATTRACTIONS Canadian Geese are attracted ponds and lakes […]

How Geese Release Came to Be…

All across the world the sound of spring is synonymous with the arrival of Canadian Geese, who after flying thousands of miles along ridges and roadways are finally “home”. Unfortunately the welcome they receive isn’t always a friendly one. Instead they are often shot at, separated from their young, and referred to as “hostile, aggressive, and vicious”. The […]

Geese Education

Reputable, reliable, professional consulting for migratory Canadian Geese management Geese Release has the experience necessary to practice humane wildlife management for your property management needs. Our team members include a horticulturalist, biologists, trained border collies and expert handlers. With combined experience spanning 30 years in wildlife management, research, landscaping, reforesting, and planning, we are successful in humanely encouraging the flock to seek alternate pastures — guaranteed. Integrated […]

The Habitat

Golf courses, planned residential and commercial developments, as well as airports are prime real estate for geese and other water fowl due to wide open spaces available for foraging, ponds and marshes for swimming, as well as protected edge areas for nesting. Golf courses are the requisite environment due to fairways of succulent grasses, water traps, and roughs of cover. The present-day popularity of […]

Border Collies

Border collies are equipped with a keen eye and perfect  body posture to move the geese along without injury. Reputable companies train their dogs in obedience, agility, as sheep herders, and even sleds where basics of direction are learned. Gi, Haw, On by, Walk up. These dogs are masters at following commands across great distances, as […]

Canadian Geese Biology

Resident geese typically breed 2 to 3 years earlier than migrating geese, have larger clutches, and nests built in more hospitable environments. Canadian geese build their nests with bark, twigs, and grasses,  lined with soft feathers. Nests are typically on the ground. Incubation is 25 to 30 days. Canadian geese mate for life unless a mate dies. Geese […]