Canada Goose Banding
Rounding Up the Geese on the Lake
I had an opportunity to assist with some banding of Canada Goose this summer. I was amazed at the number of people required in banding these guys. People were first used to help direct them to the pen and then the masses of people would then help in quickly band the birds . . . then they would be released. For sure an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life!
Once in the pen the are picked up to be banded.
Each bird is banded with a Fish and Wildlife Band . . . . .
. . . . . . and all Canada Geese are aged and sexed before being released.
What a Goose bite looks like when your all done banding them.
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Really neat! I have to send this to my son who is studying fisheries and wildlife and learning to do things like this. Thanks
30 September 2009 at 6:33 am
Holy Hannah! I can’t imagine wrangling one of those guys! You all were brave!!
30 September 2009 at 6:56 am
I have wondered about goose banding. It looks painful.
30 September 2009 at 7:50 am
Cool – that sounds like fun! I didn’t think anyone still banded Canada Geese. They’re one of my favorites kind of birds – they have so much attitude 🙂
30 September 2009 at 9:14 am
WOW! That looks like fun, but a bit painful! Great photos by my favorite photographer. Keep up the good work! The TLBFC lives!
30 September 2009 at 6:03 pm
Looks like quite the undertaking. I think you can consider yourself lucky with getting away with such a wound. Geese are nasty buggers.
30 September 2009 at 8:10 pm