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  Canada Goose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada Geese are also found naturally on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, eastern China, and throughout Japan.
1 The Canada Goose, the Cackling Goose, and subspecies
The Canada Goose, the Cackling Goose, and subspecies
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada_goose   (1027 words)

 IA DNR: Frequent Questions about Canada geese
The giant Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima) that nest in Iowa are the largest of the 11 races of Canada geese found in North America.
The geese used for this restoration program were descendants of wild giant Canada geese that had been captured in Iowa and southern Minnesota during the latter half of the 1800’s.
Geese like to nest on muskrat houses and islands and frequently loose their nests to flooding when river and marsh water levels rise as a result of spring downpours.
www.iowadnr.com /wildlife/files/faqcago.html   (1792 words)

 Welcome to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Giant Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima) were common birds in the upper Midwest before the arrival of the white man. Unregulated hunting and wetland drainage reduced the number of giant Canadas to the point where they were thought to be extinct.
Canada geese lay an average of five eggs per clutch; if the nest is destroyed before incubation has begun, the goose may renest.
Canada geese can ruin meticulously manicured lawns with their grazing activities and swimming areas can sometimes be seriously degraded when geese leave their droppings scattered about.
www.in.gov /dnr/fishwild/publications/lifeseries/cangse.htm   (854 words)

 Managing Wildlife Damage: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada geese primarily are grazers, which means that they forage on the tender new shoots and stems of grasses, clover, watercress, and aquatic plants.
Canada geese are a part of our ecological system, they contribute to natural biological diversity, and they provide a variety of potential benefits to humans.
Because Canada geese often congregate near bodies of water where easy access to adjacent foraging areas exists, the number of geese at such sites may be reduced simply by minimizing the amount and/or attractiveness of forage that exists near the pond.
www.ext.vt.edu /pubs/wildlife/420-203/420-203.html   (5222 words)

 Canada Geese
The geese raised in captivity and moved about by wildlife agencies were probably never strong migrants, and any tendency they may have had to migrate was affected by their captive propagation.
Canada geese are attracted to short grasslands, which explains their affinity for the vast, feverishly tended lawns of suburbia.
Canada geese are strongly monogamous and do not usually pair until a rather advanced age—for birds—of about three years.
www.hsus.org /ace/20108   (724 words)

 Urban Canada Geese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the early 1960s, small groups of the "giant" Canada goose were rediscovered at a number of refuges, and federal and state agencies began a concerted effort to rebuild populations.
Geese were captured and moved into new areas; eggs were taken and incubated to encourage second clutches; and in places where populations were re-established, "surplus" birds were moved to areas where geese were not yet found.
The principal reason for the growing conflict is that relocated geese have not learned their species' migratory pathways, and instead have remained year-round in urban and suburban areas where wide lawns, parks, golf courses, and artificial ponds make perfect goose habitats.
www.hsus.org /ace/12096   (647 words)

 Canada Geese
Canada Geese are large birds, 20 to 50 inches long with a wingspan of 50-68 inches.
Canada Geese are most easily identified by their long fl neck, with a fl head, crown and bill.
Canada Geese in different areas may be different sizes, have different vocalizations or have somewhat different coloring than those in other areas.
www.kidzone.ws /animals/birds/canada-goose.htm   (899 words)

 CT DEP: Canada Goose Fact Sheet
Canada geese seem to be moving into every area of the state with the right combination of water, cover, and grazing areas.
Year-round resident geese breeding in the state are distinct from migratory populations that nest in the northern Canadian provinces.
Canada geese are persistent when they have become habituated to an area.
dep.state.ct.us /burnatr/wildlife/factshts/cdgoose.htm   (1343 words)

 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Issues, Atlantic Population of Canada Geese, ...
The Atlantic Population (AP) of Canada geese was once considered the largest Canada goose population in North America and the staple of waterfowl hunters in the Atlantic Flyway.
Populations of Canada geese are often difficult to delineate and manage independently, especially when they overlap during migration or intermingle on their wintering areas.
After years of attempting to manage Canada geese from a wintering ground perspective, annual population and production surveys, and banding/marking programs centered on the breeding grounds are now recognized as being crucial to the recovery of AP geese and to the future management of all Canada geese in the Atlantic Flyway.
www.fws.gov /migratorybirds/issues/cangeese/apcangse.html   (1326 words)

 Canada Goose FAQ
Resident Canada geese have stayed in our region because the climate and food supply are well suited to their needs.
The estimated population in Seattle is 3,000, and in the region, 25,000.
Resident Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; to addle eggs or remove Canada geese, a property owner must get a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
www.cityofseattle.net /parks/communitynotices/goosefaq.htm   (570 words)

 Canada Goose
In particular, the subspecies known as the giant Canada Goose was considered extinct until a few remnant populations were discovered in the early 1960's.
Canada Geese are very vocal creatures and their language is not hard to pick up if you pay close attention.
When one family of geese discovers that the city life is a good deal, they will remember and return the following year along with their youngsters and any flockmates they travel with.
www.gpnc.org /canada.htm   (1056 words)

 Canada Geese: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Common characteristics of all geese include similar coloration of males and females, life-long pair bonds with mates (although those that lose mates will re-pair), first breeding at 2-3 years of age, well-adapted for walking on land, feed primarily by grazing on vegetation, and they are very social except during nesting.
Predators of Canada geese and their eggs vary widely among areas and include foxes, coyotes, wolves, bears, wolverines, gulls, eagles, and ravens.
Canada geese are popular and accessible to many wildlife watchers, even in urban areas.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/bird/canada.php   (998 words)

 Goose Hunting Alberta, Duck Hunting Alberta, Wingshooting and Waterfowl Hunting with Canada Maximas Lodge
Canada Maximas Lodge is centrally located in the most Northern farming community in Alberta, North America.
Canada Maximas is owned and operated by John and Beverley Leonard, this is a hands-on operation that specializes in providing great gunning for Canada Geese, as well as field and marsh shooting for Mallard and Pintail ducks, with the opportunity to walk-up ruffed or sharptail grouse on cycle years.
At Canada Maximas, while hunts are prepared by the guides, you and your party will have the pleasure of controlling both the calling of the birds and the shoot itself.
www.canadamaximas.com   (1299 words)

 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County -- Living With Canada Geese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While many of the Canada Geese seen in DuPage during the fall and winter are stopping off to feed during their annual migration from such northern locations as Canada, the Hudson Bay area and Wisconsin, many others have become year-round county residents attracted by the area's open waters and abundance of food.
Often, the geese fly in a highly symmetrical V-formation, which is thought to cut down on wind resistance for the birds at the rear.
Geese in DuPage County lay an average of five to seven creamy-white eggs that hatch sometime in May. The young leave the nest within 24 hours and usually fly within 70 days.
www.dupageforest.com /EDUCATION/ARTICLES/canadageese.html   (644 words)

 Canada Geese Hunting
A flock of Canada geese with wings locked approached the decoys, gliding in to crash the party.
Calef believes that geese are more challenging late in the season and has learned to alter his tactics to take more geese then.
Canada geese generally feed twice a day when the weather is cold.
www.gameandfishmag.com /ducksgeese/gf_aa116404a   (2379 words)

 Identification of Canada and Cackling Geese
Basically all of the geese nesting in the lower 48 United States and southern Canada are uniformly large and pale.
Geese have a remarkable ability to extend or retract their neck, and within a flock you will see birds change from very short (relaxed) necks to very long slender (alert) necks.
Many Lesser Canada Geese are noticeably larger than hutchinsii, with proportionally large bills approaching the large Canada Geese, but Lessers from the northern parts of their breeding range are reportedly smaller than in the south.
www.sibleyguides.com /canada_cackling.htm   (3967 words)

 Canada and Cackling Goose Subspecies
As a broad generalization, the larger Canada Geese tend to breed to the south of smaller [Cackling] Canada's and are better represented in the interior and east of the continent.
Giant Canadas were restored to their former range in the Mississippi and Central flyways and are now said to breed in all states east of the Mississippi River.
As a broad generalization, the smaller Canada Geese including all of the true Cackling Geese are tundra breeders and have a generally western distribution.
www.oceanwanderers.com /CAGO.Subspecies.html   (3313 words)

By the early 1900s, migratory Canada geese populations that breed in the Hudson Bay region of Canada and winter in the Chesapeake Bay area were in sharp decline due to over-hunting.
The giant Canadas are bigger than the Atlantic migrant geese (average 12 pounds compared to 8.8 pounds for migrants) and never migrated much from their homes in the Midwest.
Populations of migrating Canada geese are decreasing because of poor reproduction on their arctic breeding grounds and competition there from vast numbers of snow geese.
www.aginfo.psu.edu /News/september01/geese.html   (819 words)

 Massachusetts Canada Goose   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canada geese have passed through Massachusetts on their journeys to and from their arctic breeding grounds for centuries.
Geese like to be able to see around them, which is why you don't see them in the woods or in tall grass fields.
Geese have been hunted in New England for centuries and their tasty meat is prized by many.
www.mass.gov /dfwele/dfw/dfwgoose.htm   (1126 words)

 Ducks Unlimited: Goose Tracker Release
The migrant geese are the focus of this study.
Most of the geese arrived in the United States near October 1 and wintered on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and states to the north.
Canada geese form pair bonds that last as long as they're alive.
www.ducks.org /news/goose_tracker.asp   (787 words)

 Geese in Space, The Next Generation | Ducks Unlimited Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1999 the Geese in Space project was launched with 22 geese being tagged with satellite transmitters.
For Geese in Space - The Next Generation 24 geese were tagged in August 2000, with the movements of a dozen being tracked on this web site.
Geese in Space was featured on CBC Radio's This Morning.
www.ducks.ca /geese   (271 words)

 Coalition to Prevent the Destruction of Canada Geese: Population   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the topic of Canada geese arises, it invariably includes sweeping generalizations about the status of their population.
In Rockland County, NY, a plan to kill geese was initiated in 1993 when it was estimated that about 3500 geese lived in the county.
The killing of 251 geese, despite a drop in population by approximately one-third, defies logic.
www.canadageese.org /doc3a.html   (1947 words)

 Canada Geese
Most of the Canada Geese that stop at Horicon fly to their winter range in the area where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi River, about 450 miles away.
The rest of the Mississippi Valley population of Canada Geese that migrate through Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana join these birds on the wintering grounds located in southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri.
Geese are grazers - they like soft shoots, leaves, and buds off meadow plants, grasses, wild rice, and cultivated crops.
www.fws.gov /midwest/horicon/wildlifegeese.html   (645 words)

 Homemade Nest Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since their near extinction in the 1920s, the restoration of the giant Canada goose (Branta canadensis maxima) in North America is a success story that has few equals in the history of wildlife management.
The restoration began in 1969, when a flock of giant Canada geese was established at Slade National Wildlife Refuge.
Large-scale releases of hand-reared Canada geese began in 1972.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/1998/goosnest/goosnest.htm   (415 words)

 Raising Canada Geese
The Giant Canada geese are very large and will defend their nests with much vigor.
Canada geese are hardy and require less heat than most other game birds.
Although open water is not necessary, it gives the geese a chance to bathe and keep their feathers in good condition to ward off the cold.
www.feathersite.com /Poultry/NDG/HayesCanada.html   (1348 words)

 Coalition to Prevent the Destruction of Canada Geese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Coalition to Prevent the Destruction of Canada Geese
Claims of geese as health threat are quackery
The Coalition is a wildlife protection organization that specializes in Canada geese - more background.
www.canadageese.org   (127 words)

 Managing Canada Geese - Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Although most people enjoy the sight and sound of wild geese migrating through their area, many people do not appreciate the turf damage and accumulations of droppings that large numbers of resident birds can leave behind.
The geese are harassed (punished) when they attempt to land on the pond, but harassment stops (reward) when the geese fly away.
Canada geese are protected by both State and Federal law.
www.ppdl.purdue.edu /ppdl/expert/Canada_Geese.html   (913 words)

 Dog-Gone-Geese, LLC - Serving the Delaware Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Geese are loud and can be quite aggressive.
The best long-term solution to a Canada Goose problem is to employ a firm like Dog-Gone-Geese that uses specially trained Border Collies to herd the geese away from your property.
The only program that will result in dependable, long-term control of Canada Geese is the use of a firm that employs Working Border Collies.
www.dog-gone-geese.com   (237 words)

 Waterfowl Hunting, Alberta Canada Goose Hunting, Duck Hunting with Darrel Wise's Guide Service in Alberta Canada
Imagine shooting a limit of 8 Canada geese in one morning.
Located in the plains of Canada's great waterfowl country, a hunt with Darrel Wise is truly the hunt-of-a-lifetime experience.
During the off season Darrel spends time studying geese not only from the ground, but also from above, as Darrel flies over them in an ultra-light aircraft to get a real birds' eye view of what a flying goose sees of its brethren on the ground.
www.thewiseman.com   (331 words)

 Canada Goose
- The Canada Goose is the most familiar and common of geese in Canada.
The size decreases northward with the smallest living in the high Arctic coastal tundra.
- The Canada goose is well known for it's V-shaped migrating flocks and characteristic honk.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/birds/cdngoose.htm   (151 words)

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