Canada Goose

Nest structure Plan and Information

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Canada Goose
© Laura Erickson
Construction difficulty:
complex

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Nesting Range

Canada Goose Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Lake
  • Marsh

Attach Nest Box To

  • Lake Bottom

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
3ft

3 feet

Minimum Spacing:

600 feet

Facing:

Not applicable

Helpful Tips

  • Canada Geese prefer nesting sites with good visibility in all directions.
  • Nesting platforms help guard against flooding and ground predators.
  • In urban environments, platforms may also be used to encourage nesting in more convenient areas, since nests in human-used areas can become a nuisance once parents begin defending the nest.
  • Anchor the platform in 2–4' of water.