Seems fitting to talk about wintering geese especially after a blizzard crippled most of the country and a polar vortex so cold that even Miami, Florida reached temperatures in the 40’s on Christmas Day. As the peak of migration season has come and gone for migratory birds heading south, you can bet that pretty much any waterfowl species hanging around isn’t going anywhere. Typically, resident geese or birds that have found all they need to survive the winter have settled in and already started leaving their mark on your property, local agriculture fields, and of course becoming a hazard for nearby airports.
Normally simple hazing techniques prove to be very effective, however when dealing with migratory birds in the winter most techniques are either ineffective or have minimal success mainly due to low levels of energy, cold temps, and familiarity with non-lethal hazing techniques used on them all year. Below is a list of techniques that we at Loomacres Wildlife Management have found effective and ineffective when using non-lethal techniques to haze wintering Geese.
When dealing with wintering geese that are causing property or agricultural damage and becoming a hazard to airport and aviation safety our staff at Loomacres Wildlife Management find the most effective techniques for hazing nuisance geese is the use of Border Collies, Propane Cannons, and Falconry. For more information or to speak with one of on staff biologist please fill out the contact form below and someone from our company will reach out as soon as possible.