From the Daily News:
The city and Port Authority are mounting an all-out war on Canadian geese, vowing to wipe out at least 2,000 birds living within a five-mile radius of the airports.
Federal wildlife officials will be dispatched to net and euthanize the molting birds over the next few weeks at 40 city parks and other locations near LaGuardia and Kennedy airports.
In addition, the Port Authority will train and arm supervisors to shoot the birds in an emergency situation.
Over the past six years, more than 1,200 geese have been netted and gassed on nearby Rikers Island in an effort to reduce the population and potentially dangerous collisions with planes.
But after a bird strike forced Flight 1549 to land in the Hudson River, there were calls for tougher measures.
Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler said the city will contract with the U.S. Agriculture Department to round up the geese and share the cost with the Port Authority.
Geese will be targeted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Fort Totten.
Flight 1549 was brought down by migrating geese, not NYC resident geese. How do you geniuses plan to kill them?