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Canada Geese inundation

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  • SiriusGuy@aol.com
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 14, 2008
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      <<What I'd like to know is when did the Bay Area start becoming a home base
      for either a migrating or resident population of Canada geese?>>

      Add to that question, "Fresno-Madera" area as well!

      Alan Birnbaum
      Fresno CA





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    • creagrus
      As to the Bay Area, a semi-captive flock in Oakland was breeding by 1956, and a feral population, thought to be moffitti in origin, was established in the San
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 14, 2008
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        As to the Bay Area, a semi-captive flock in Oakland was breeding by
        1956, and a feral population, thought to be moffitti in origin, was
        established in the San Francisco Bay area by 1959 (Lidicker & McCollum,
        1979, "Canada Goose Goose established as a breeding species in San
        Francisco Bay," Western Birds 10: 159-162). It has exploded from there.

        The above snippet is from Roberson & Tenney (1993) Atlas of the Breeding
        Birds of Monterey County, which goes on to explain the feral
        population's start and status there. Similar details are available in a
        number of other Breeding Bird Atlas project publications for their local
        county area.

        Don Roberson
        Pacific Grove CA
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