2009 Goose Banding Schedule

Each year the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) bands roughly 2,000 resident Canada geese across Virginia. Geese are captured during their annual molt cycle when they are flightless in late June and early July. This annual banding program is important in the monitoring and management of this resource. Each year, VDGIF try’s to incorporate volunteers and educational activities into their banding activities. It is also an excellent opportunity for volunteers to participate in wildlife research, work with wildlife, meet VDGIF staff and other volunteers and learn a little about resident Canada goose biology and management on the way. If you would like to participate or know of any one interested in assisting on any of the dates listed below, please contact Tom Bidrowski at   tom.bidrowski@dgif.virginia.gov    or phone: 804-829-6698.

  • June 22 & 23    –Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula
  • June 29 –       -Chesterfield, Eastern Henrico Counties
  • June 30 –       -Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford Counties
  • July 6 & 7      – Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Franklin, Nelson, Patrick, Roanoke Counties