…in a pretty poor attempt to make planes safer from bird strikes.  The plan is to cull about 2,000 geese from parks and city-owned properties within five miles of Queens’ two airports, at the cost of a cool $100,000.  Of course, the Canada Goose population in the region is estimated to be at least 20-25,000, so the city will be removing less than ten percent of the area’s resident geese and another 25,000 or so migrate in or through every fall (to say nothing of Snow Geese and Brant).  It seems like a waste of cash and time (and many people will, I am sure, be upset to see geese being captured to be gassed).

Written by Corey
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 and Desmond Shearwater. 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.