Geese Creating Problems for Northwest Arkansas Park Maintenance, Water Quality

Control Methods Being Worked Out

Posted: July 21, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Lunch was served early at Murphy Park on Friday to a flock of Canada geese, mallard ducks and other species.

Fast Facts

Federally Protected Migratory Birds

Canada geese, and all birds that migrate from state to state or across international borders, are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Approval of the treaty came when the population of several bird species were threatened similar to to the extinct passenger pigeon. Some species have recovered so much that nuisance flocks have been created.

Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Website

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