P1110026 P1110027
Photo © Matt Muir, some rights reserved
Bronx Zoo, New York City (Google, OSM)
40.8527014885, -73.8785424829
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Geese # RY61 & RY78

Not sure who collared these geese, or where, but below is an interesting excerpt from an abstract of Seamans et al. (2009) Observations of neck-collared Canada geese near John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York.

"We placed alpha-numeric neck collars on 300 Canada geese within 8 km of both John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFKIA) and LaGuardiaAirport in New York, New York. We conducted weekly observations for 2 years within a 12-km radius of JFKIA at locations used by the geese. At the conclusion of the study, 45% of the collared geese remained within an 8-km radius of JFKIA, and four were killed at JFKIA during wildlife control operations. We observed birds at their original banding sites 75% of the time, and within 5 km of the banding location 95% of the time. Geese that remained in the study area were re-sighted at a mean straight-line distance of 3.6 (±3.1) km from their original banding location. We note that 78% of the re-sighting locations used by geese were within 8 km of JFKIA and that movements of these geese could take them over or onto JFKIA."

Dec. 13, 2011 18:05:07 -0500
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Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
muir's ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Posted by muir over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
invertboy's ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Posted by invertboy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
bob-dodge's ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Posted by bob-dodge over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dave-barry's ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Posted by dave-barry over 2 years ago (Flag)
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If you report them to Fish and Wildlife Service they will email you with the bird capture and banding information on a certificate of appreciation. I've done it a few times for canada geese and I was surprised at the distance they had traveled (across the state) and the age of the birds.

http://www.reportband.gov/recwobnd.cfm?aou_type=Unknown#top

Posted by jonathan over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Jonathan, I'll comment back here if I receive a response from them.

Posted by muir over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Cool. A couple weeks after I submitted the band number, I received a "certificate of appreciation" from USGS & the Canadian Wildlife Service, with info on the banding. This goose is a female, and was banded on 7/20/2010 by T Sutter of the NY Dept of Env Conservation on the Hudson River (40.91667 -73.91677) near Yonkers. Eye-balling it, that looks about 4-5 miles (~7 km) away-- a touch farther afield than where 95% of the banded geese were sighted in the cited paper above.

Posted by muir over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
muir's ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
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