Techniques for Capture of White-Fronted Geese on Wintering Grounds

During the fall of 1971 and 1972, the first successful efforts were made to capture and band white-fronted geese on their wintering grounds. Careful observations of feeding behavior were instrumental in developing rocket net techniques that would work with these extremely wary birds. Nets were strategically located in ryegrass fields where geese naturally fed and could be concentrated with judicious scattering of fice. A total of 290 geese have been banded.

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