The Brooklyn Paper has, through a Freedom of Information Law request, acquired a map showing the broad swath of New York City in which Canada Geese can be rounded up and killed.  Oddly, the swath of land, which encompasses most of New York City and was created by including everything within seven miles of either LaGuardia Airport or JFK Airport, does not include Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where the most controversial geese culling took place this summer.  Also, eliminating geese from a seven-mile swath around the airports is a Sisyphean task, as there are more than enough geese in the surrounding region to constantly repopulate the “kill zones.”  Finally, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, managed by the National Park Service, and bordering JFK Airport, refuses to participate in the slaughtering of geese, making the whole exercise seem rather silly, pointless, and sad.

Link via Gothamist.

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Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.