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


Data zone

This part of the web site is devoted to collection of original data and their presentation. The core is centered on two sql databases, one with observations of birds and one with data on sites used by LWfG. These will then be connected with other databases, such as the Important Bird Area (IBA) database of BirdLife International and our own literature database. We will continue to add functionality and will gladly take any suggestions for improvements.

The observation database is devoted to collection of data on orignal wild birds, and will only show these data on the front/observations pages. However, there is a need to understand the population development and effects of the Swedish reintroduced population, so such data will also be added and tagged accordingly in the database and made available through the translocation page. As far as possible the observation data will be tagged according to which flyway / breeding population they belong, to facilitate better presentations and analyses.

The database contains at present the following amount of data:

Country# observations# sites
Afghanistan1
Armenia1
Austria166
Azerbaijan1517
Bangladesh11
Belarus1
Bulgaria15880
China1249
Czech Republic22
Egypt11
England11
Estonia7230
Finland8935
France33
Georgia2
Germany96
Greece34825
Hungary2089142
India37
Iran5245
Iraq35
Israel33
Italy42
Kazakhstan3386
Latvia35
Lithuania3310
Mongolia1
Norway18231
Poland12776
Polska11
Romania5433
Russia10111
Serbia62
Slovakia54
South Korea1
Spain55
Sweden15
Syria52
The Netherlands2
Turkey88
Turkmenistan2
Ukraine1319
United Arab Emirates33
Uzbekistan6


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