Actually the opposite,,
The Naval Station in Newport for years was infested with residents, however this year there are maybe 20 pairs with about 12 broods right now. (vice 300+) I suspect the new bridge construction has spooked them a little since this is where they typically would flock and stay during the upcoming molt.
Swamper also piled them up last year at a close location during the resident season
I think it is a win win situation for everyone to get those birds away from the base. Nobody here is missing the Green Tootsie Roll's (goose turds) everywhere..