Canada Goose Egg Addling
Category: Wildlife Issues
Start Date: Ongoing
End Date: Ongoing
Addling prevents egg development so fewer birds hatch. Humane addling helps stabilize flock size in communities where geese are in conflict with people. Its an important element in humane goose management programs. This self-paced course offers practical instruction on how to addle in the field. Students will be introduced to the laws and regulations governing this activity in the United States and will learn a little goose biology. Most of the course will focus on practical information students will need in the field. Instruction materials include written resources students can take away with them and video demonstrations of techniques. Completing this course will prepare students to humanely addle Canada goose eggs in their own communities.
Who will benefit from this course:
- Addling program organizers and volunteers
- Nuisance wildlife control operators
- Animal control and sheltering professionals
- Property owners and managers
- Homeowners Association officials and managers
- Parks and recreation staff
- Golf course and parks grounds keepers
- Corporate parks facility maintenance staff
- Anyone interested in humane management of Canada geese
Maggie Brasted, course developer, runs an addling program that has completed 8 seasons, treating nearly 4,000 eggs from 875 nests at more than 30 sites. In her local program and to support programs in other communities, she has trained numerous community volunteers, grounds keepers, facility maintenance staffers, and landscapers to addle. She also edits GooseTracks, a status report on humane Canada goose management from The Humane Society of the United States, which keeps her in touch with addling programs around the country.
This is a self-paced course. You log on at your convenience to read the course materials, take quizzes, and submit any other assignments. Most students complete this course within a few weeks.
Our online learning platform, HSUonline, meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. ANGEL, HSUs learning platform, is accessible to users with disabilities.