Below is a brief summary of project results to March 2017:
Goose Sighting Locations
Sighting locations of geese banded in June 2016 are shown in the images below. Points simply represent sighting location and do not represent frequency of sightings or the number of collared geese present at each site. These maps were generated by sighting reports up to March 2017. We are looking forward to seeing the distribution patterns of our June 2017 banded geese!
Summary of Collar Reports
The table below is a summary of collar report data to March 2017. Over 20 of the geese not seen since 31 August 2016 were reported back in the Nanaimo area by June 2017. Additionally, it was determined that 3 more geese had managed to shed their collars: one collar washed up on a beach in Lantzville, and the leg bands of two other geese were read by taking pictures and zooming-in on the image with a computer.