A LWfG in front and a WfG in the rear. Copyright Jari Kostet

Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project


Color ringing

Since 1995 more than 100 Lesser White-fronted Geese from the wild populations have been caught. These have been equipped with various combinations of conventional number rings, colour rings, neckbands and satellite radio transmitters. Regular recoveries should be reported to the ringing central that is written on the ring (Moscow, Oslo, etc.), but observations of colour ringed Lesser White-fronted Geese should be reported according to scheme they belong to. 

NOTE: Lesser White-fronted Geese having colour rings on both feet belong to the reintroduced population, while all wild caught Lessers have colour rings on only one leg and a metal ring on the other. Are you unsure, then contact Tomas Aarvak and we will give you the proper contact address. Some Lesser White-fronted Geese have also got RED, GREEN, BLACK or YELLOW neck collars in Russia. These should be reported to the Russian Ringing Central (address below). Some Lesser White-fronted geese got BLUE neck bands in Finland in 1990s.

Where to report:

Wild LWFG with color rings on one leg.
Observations in Western Palearctic, mainly Norway, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary & Greece

Tomas Aarvak, Norwegian Ornithological Society
email: tomas@birdlife.no

wild LWFG with neck bands with colours red, green, black or yellow..
Observations in Palearctic.

Bird Ringing Centre, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: bird.ring.rus@gmail.com

European colour-ring Birding database
All color ring projects in Europe are obliged to have their schemes added in this database. The various projects on the Lesser White-fronted Goose is also found there

reintroduced LWfG with colour rings on both legs or one leg color ring with letters.
Birds mainly occurring in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Niklas Liljebäck / Bo Fagerström, Swedish hunters association
email: reportlwfg@gmail.com




Norwegian Ornithological Society www.birdlife.orgWWF Finland

© The Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project jointly run by BirdLife Norway and WWF Finland. All paintings by © Jari Kostet.