Public asked to help baby birds
Do you happen to have a family of geese living near you, or have you spotted such a bird group in the area?
If so, Le NichoirWild Bird Rehabilitation Centre would like to hear from you.
The Hudson non-profit organization is trying to release seven Canadian goose goslings that were brought to them last week.
Since the centre opened May 13, they’ve had more than 40 wild birds - mostly orphans - brought in by concerned people.
Though staff can feed and raise the seven goslings until the birds reach maturity, they say prompt action now would allow the young geese to have a more natural upbringing.
‘‘The best place for these goslings to mature is with a pair of geese that already have goslings of a similar size to foster them ’’, explained Le Nichoir director Susan Wylie, adding goslings tend to become easily habituated to humans.
She said the ideal foster parents would already be caring for offspring that are about four inches tall.
‘‘If we can find a suitable pair, we actually can release our goslings and the wild ones will adopt them.’’
Since Canadian geese tend to stay in the same area, the centre is asking for the publics’ help in locating a suitable adoptive family.
A Canadian Goose (bernache) has a black head and neck and awhite chinstrap. It has a light tan to cream breast and a brown back.
Gosling babies, meanwhile, have yellow down, or feather, and black feet.
If you spot such a family, please contact Le Nichoir by phone at 450 458-2809 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.