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Canada geese adapt and thrive

May 8, 2010
By Garry Brandenburg

CANADA GEESE are very common today. Such was not the case a century ago. In 1943-44, the Mississippi flyway population was estimated to be 76,000. But this adaptable species has grown in population to surplus status, especially in urban areas. Every marsh, farm pond, lakeside setting, small creek sites and river shorelines can be home to the Canada. In 1989, the population was near 1.9 million birds, a nine fold increase.



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