Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Description:
Canada Goose
Facts:

Originally introduced as a game species, these birds now number over 50.000 pairs in the UK. Found near many bodies of freshwater and even in urban parks. They can cause problems in freshwater where their droppings can cause problems with raising levels of nutrients. Their droppings can also be very unsightly due to their sheer quantity in public parks. They also compete with livestock for available grass where this is in short supply and will cause damage to crops.

Introduced:

Mid 17th Century
Origin:
Canada & North America
Location:
Throughout UK
Status:
Stable population, increasing
Problems:
Comments:
Can compete with live stock for grazing and cause mess in parks etc with droppings.