Geese

Geese in an urban setting can lead to problems when large numbers gather in a relatively small setting, such as at Prince's Island Park. Please respect the signs in our parks and refrain from feeding geese.

The problem with geese

Geese can become very aggressive to people, including young children or the elderly who may get too close to these large birds. In the past, geese have been known to charge and attack people, especially when goslings are present.

Large numbers of geese also pose a big problem with excrement. Often, pathway users can slip on the droppings and park visitors may be unable to sit on the grass to enjoy the many festivals and beautiful summer days.

A large non-migratory goose population in a confined area is at risk of contracting disease, which can be highly contagious and devastating for the bird population.

What we're doing

As part of The City’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan, provincial and federal wildlife authorities are consulted prior to any pest control actions dealing with wildlife that fall under the Alberta Wildlife Act or Federal Migratory Birds Act.​​​​​​​​​​

Learn more about common pests in Calgary​

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