BEND, Ore. — Eight years into a battle to keep Canada geese out of Bend’s parks the winged nuisances can still be found but officials say it’s more manageable.
The Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/JLvwUw ) that Bend Park & Recreation District’s anti-goose efforts are estimated to have cut the number of geese down significantly but it isn’t done yet.
At the begging of the project surveys found between 500 and 700 geese in the city’s riverfront parks at any one time. Now surveys show between 50 and 150 birds.
Goose effort supervisor Jeff Amaral says the current goose numbers are considered manageable, and the grass and pathways at parks are no longer covered in droppings.
To combat the geese, district employees have been hazing the geese and hunting down nests to oil their eggs.
Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com