Worker charged with spraying bird’s nest with Round-Up

AMHERST, NY  (WIVB) –  A maintenance worker at a medical park in Amherst has been charged with intentionally spraying the nest of a Canada goose with a chemical.

The Department of Environmental Conservation investigated the incident at the Windsong Medical Park in late May after receiving a complaint.

Lab results confirmed that samples of glysophate, the active ingredient in the widely available herbicide, Round-Up were found on the destroyed nest.

The man was charged with unlawful attempt to take wildlife by the use of a pesticide along with failure to use a pesticide in accordance with labeling instructions. The worker’s employer was also charged with allowing the commercial application of the pesticide without proper certification. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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