The West Coast of the United States and Canada is like a superhighway for migratory birds. Dozens of species travel from summer nesting grounds in Alaska down into Washington, Oregon and California. The cackling Canada goose is one of them.
In the 1980s there were only about 25-thousand left, but now the population is averaging more than a quarter million.
It’s farmers in Oregon and Washington that are paying the price for the recovery.
Marie and Joe Gadotti are sick of the geese.
Marie Gadotti: “I have my own pet name for them; they’re flying rats.”