Greenwich Conservation Dept Invites Residents with Resident Canada Geese Nests to Work with Town in “Egg Oiling”

Resident Canada geese nest and can be found in Connecticut year-round.

Large resident geese populations can potentially deteriorate the environment through: water pollution, poor water quality, human gastrointestinal issues, and low oxygen levels that threaten fish survival.

Egg oiling process. Photo: courtesy Greenwich Conservation Department

Migratory Canada geese nest in Canada and are typically found in Connecticut from October through March.

The Greenwich Conservation Department is planning to continue their efforts to stabilize the population of Resident Canada Geese in accordance with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s approved method of oiling recently laid eggs that has also been approved by The Humane Society.

More information about the Town’s efforts to manage the Resident Canada goose population is available on the Conservation Commission page on the Town’s website.

You can help by notifying us if you have a resident Canada goose nest on your property.

Please complete the consent form online if you agree to allow the town onto your property to conduct egg oiling in the coming weeks.