Project Authors: Roi Nachshon, Tova Kaplan, Kai Warner, Vanessa Kamkam
Rising temperatures has been linked to an increasingly large geese population in New York City. However, this correlation has not yet been investigated through objective measures. For the purpose of determining the effects of abnormal temperature changes on the migration pattern of Canadian Geese in New York City, we analyzed both the temperature changes and the average number of Canadian Geese reported on iNatrualist. Overall, we concluded from our comparison of the geese populations during the fall and winter of 2010-2016 and the fall and winter of 2017-2022 that there is no significant correlation between temperature changes and geese migration patterns. In conclusion, these results suggest that unpredictable temperature changes do not impact the Canadian geese population in New York City.