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2010-01-05 11:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in the second snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from Feb. 20 through April 3. To do so, hunters can access the "Snow Goose...

2009-08-26 11:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania state parks will allow Canada goose hunting when the state's early Canada geese season opens Tuesday, Sept. 1. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources noted many state parks will accommodate hunters during the statewide season, which runs through Friday, Sept. 25, and is designed to reduce local nuisance geese populations. Hunters should contact individual park offices for local starting dates and other...

2009-07-10 11:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunters will see similar dove and early Canada goose seasons and bag limits, both of which open Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2009-10 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters, once again, will have the opportunity to participate in a triple-split season. During the first season (Sept. 1-26), hunting will start at noon and close at sunset daily. The second and...

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2009-06-10 09:47:06

Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canadian geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight 1549 bird strike and determined the geese were from a migratory, rather than resident, population. Scientists in the Feather Identification Laboratory at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History said they used molecular genetic...

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2009-06-10 09:47:06

Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canada geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight 1549 bird strike and determined the geese were from a migratory, rather than resident, population. Scientists in the Feather Identification Laboratory at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History said they used molecular genetic techniques...

2009-06-08 11:53:22

Data is crucial to minimizing birdstrikes, researchers sayUsing forensic data from feather remains, scientists have identified the birds that caused the Jan. 15 airline crash into the Hudson River as migratory Canada geese. The study, published online in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, will help managers better assess how to prevent such strikes in the future.Led by Peter Marra of the Smithsonian National Zoo's Migratory Bird Center, the researchers applied DNA...

2009-05-19 16:36:31

Boston officials are considering a volunteer squad of dog owners to harass Canada geese along the banks of the Charles River. The Esplanade Association already pays $24,000 for the services of Len Ellis, owner of two border collies, the Boston Globe reports. Ellis, a veteran of six years of war on geese, and his dogs spend about two hours a day in the Esplanade, a riverside park. They have everything they need here, plenty of grass, plenty of water, plenty of places to nest, Ellis said. You...

2009-03-06 16:29:13

Residents and neighbors of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood say Canada geese have taken over areas where buildings used to stand. Locals said the demolishing of former public housing buildings during recent years left empty lawns that slowly but steadily attracted the geese as new residents, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Rev. Charles Infelt of the Holy Family Lutheran Church said the geese population explosion began as a single flock of about a dozen geese and has since grown to...

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2009-03-02 07:00:00

Dogs are now banned from Toronto's Lake Ontario beaches but there remains a persistent problem of some 3,000 Canada geese defecating every few minutes. Carol Guy of the City of Toronto's Waterfowl Management Program said the recent ban of dogs is a small step toward reducing E. coli contamination along some 30 miles of the lakefront but the stubborn goose population that doesn't migrate south for the winter is still a headache, the Toronto Sun reported. Each bird defecates every 6 minutes and...

2009-02-23 16:00:56

Officials with Boston's Simmons College said the school is employing the services of a border collie to drive Canada geese away from the campus. The officials said Finn, the 5-year-old dog, was recruited after a flock of Canada geese began using the women's college's new quad as a restroom, The Boston Globe reported Monday. Becka Yturregui, Finn's owner and an employee in the advancement office of Simmons College, said administrators had been considering paying thousands of dollars to rid the...


Latest Canada Goose Reference Libraries

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2006-03-08 11:23:32

The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) is a goose of the genus Branta, closely related to the Brent Goose (Branta bernicla). All the species of the Branta genus are distinguished by their general dark sooty color, relieved in some by way by white of greater or less purity, and as a distinction from the members of the genus Anser, which are known as grey geese. The Red-breasted Goose is found in arctic Europe, often close to nests of large birds of prey, such as Peregrine Falcons....

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2006-03-08 10:33:52

The Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Branta sandvicensis) is a species of goose found only on the Hawaiian Islands. It shares a recent common ancestor with Branta canadensis, the Canada Goose. The official bird of the State of Hawaii, the Nene is exclusively found in the wild of the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. A larger and possibly flightless extinct species, the Nene-nui (Branta hylobadistes) was present in prehistoric times on Maui; related, but hitherto undescribed forms also occurred on...

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2006-03-08 10:22:41

The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), also known as Lesser or Small Canada or Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the genus of black geese Branta, which contains species with black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the larger Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and the similarly-sized Barnacle Goose (B. leucopsis). There are up to 5 subspecies of Cackling Goose, of varying...

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2006-03-07 14:59:21

The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species, so named due to its typically white plumage. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen, while some other authorities place it in the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. This goose breeds in northern Canada and the northeastern tip of Siberia. It winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and beyond. These birds migrate in large flocks...

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2005-06-14 12:44:59

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis), also called the Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese. This genus contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada". The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the Barnacle goose, but the latter has a black breast and grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There...

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