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

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- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project


Observations 2017


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22 April 2017, Äcker westlich Darscho, Neusiedeler See, Burgenland, Austria 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Distant on Warmsee with Cygnus Olor. Source: Steve Mills. Map:
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Photo: Steve Mills.

19 April 2017, Pürksi, Noarootsi, Lääne, Estonia 3 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 2 Ad. 3 LWfG on the fields east of the farm in the evening. At least of them 2 ad. 3 LWfG (probably the same individuals) seen in the area already in the morning by Tarvo Valker. The first observation in Estonia in 2017. Source: Risto Karvonen & Jyrki Pynnönen. Map:

19 April 2017, Pürksi, Noarootsi, Lääne, Estonia 3 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 3 ind. present during morning 07:20-09:25 at Noarootsi area. 1 bird briefly seen at 7.20 and then flushed by White-tailed Eagle. Later, 9.00-9.25 - 3 LwfG seen at the same place with 450 A. albifrons. Source: Tarvo Valker & Helen Pikkat. Map:
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Photo: Tarvo Valker.

09 April 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 13 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Resting at Kondas lake, in homogeneous flock. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger), Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger), Ágnes Kovács,Erika Mihaliczku, János Tar (HNPD ranger, Life+ project team). Map:

08 April 2017, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 72 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 6:30 a.m. Feeding at grassland, in homogeneous flock. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

07 April 2017, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 130 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

06 April 2017, Qaraqaya Dam, Meshkin shahr, Ardabil, Iran 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Source: Asghar Mohammadi Nasrabadi. Map:
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Photo: Asghar Mohammadi Nasrabadi.

04 April 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 130 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Arrived with 11 GWfG at noon. After the GWfG left in about 10 minutes, the LWfG flown to Rókás an hour later. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger), János Tar (HNPD ranger, Life+ project team). Map:
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LWfG at Kondas, Hortobágy National Park Photo: János Tar.

03 April 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 130 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). With 14 GWfG. Disturbed many times by white-tailed eagles (12 were present in the area). Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

02 April 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 130 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Source: Tamás Emri, Mihály Zöld Barna. Map:

01 April 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 121 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). During an organised trip. Source: Dorottya Hazafi, Miklós Nagy. Map:

31 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 131 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

31 March 2017, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. No rings, mixed with 80 GWfG (120 GWfG were present in the area). Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

31 March 2017, Audru polder, Pärnu, Estonia 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian). Together with White-fronted Geese, no rings. Source: Ranno Puumets, conveyed by Taro Valker. Map: External

30 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 131 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). With 10 GWfG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger), János Tar (HNPD ranger, Life+ project team), Gábor Kovács, . Map:

28 March 2017, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad 1 2cy. With 240 GWfG, maybe two from yesterdays observation. Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 131 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Colour rings: 1 ind. white/yellow?; 1 ind. black; 1 ind. only with metal ring. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team), Dávid Bogyó (Life+ project team), Ibolya Csíder (Life+ project team), Zsófia Bogyó-Kun (Life+ project team), Gyula Szabó (Life+ project team),. Map:

27 March 2017, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 14 LWfG observed. With 2800 GWfG, later flown to Kondas. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

27 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 134 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). With 3200 GWfG. In three larger groups seperated from other geese flocks, plus three pairs and an adult mixed with GWfGs. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

27 March 2017, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 4 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 3 Ad 1 2cy. With 200 GWfG. Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

27 March 2017, Szálka-ér, Hortobágy National Park, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 2cy. Feeding at grassland with 1500 GWfG + 4 RbG +1 Bean +4 Barnacle. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

26 March 2017, Cserepes-puszta, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. With 600 GWfG + 1 Barnacle. Source: Tamás Emri, Mihály Zöld Barna. Map:

26 March 2017, Bielsk Podlaski, Bielska Plain, Podlaskie, Poland 1 LWfG observed. Source: Pawel Bialomyzy, Rafal Szczech. Map:
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Photo: Pawel Bialomyzy.

23 March 2017, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 34 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 2017-03-23 16:00 - Observed during flight from Kondas fishpond to Rókás area, therefore identifying the age distribuition was impossible. 5000 GWfG were on the Rókás area during the time, but the LWfG flock was fully separated from them. Feeding at grassland. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

22 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 24 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 22 Ad 2 2cy. With 4500 GWfG + 1 Barnacle + 1 Brent + 6 RbG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger), János Tar (HNPD ranger, Life+ project team). Map:

22 March 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 129 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 129 LWfG feeding east of the mouth of the river. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

20 March 2017, Fecske-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Moving seperately, with 3000 GWfG + 2 Bean + 4 Barnacle + 5 RbG. Feeding on fresh Festuca, and on last years meadow foxtail. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

19 March 2017, Slupowo, kujawsko-pomorskie, Polska 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: . Map:
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Photo: Rafal Kurowski.

17 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 10 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 8 Ad 2 2cy. 11:30, With 7000 GWfG + 12 RbG + 1 Brent. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

17 March 2017, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 11 LWfG observed. Source: Pál Lajos, Szabó József www.rombird.ro . Map: External
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Photo: Pál Lajos.

17 March 2017, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: Cotorogea Cornel, Pál Lajos, Szabó József. Map: External
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Photo: Cotorogea Cornel.

17 March 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 125 LWfG observed. At least 125 lwfg feeding at the mouth of the river. The lessers observed from the eastern dike (big distance). Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

16 March 2017, Boca-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 1200 GWfG. Source: Jozsef Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

16 March 2017, Fecske-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. One adult male, with 1200 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

16 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 38 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 33 Ad 5 2cy. Most of them are in pairs within the mixed flock, with 7500 GWfG. Not Fennoscandian, because at least 125 LWfG were observed at Lake Kerkini on 17th of March 2017. Source: Tar János (HNPD ranger, Life+ project team). Map:

16 March 2017, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. one adult male, with 840 GWfG. Source: Ecsedi Zoltán (HEA), Tar János (HNPD ranger, Life+ project team). Map:
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Photo: Ecsedi Zoltán.

15 March 2017, Kecskeri reservoir, Hortobágy National Park, Karcag, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 5 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 4 Ad 1 2cy. Source: Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger), Dániel Balla. Map:

15 March 2017, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 3 Ad. 1 adult pair + 1 adult with 3000 GWfG. Source: Miklos Nagy. Map:

14 March 2017, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 2cy. with 2600 GWfG. Source: Zoltán Ecsedi. Map:

14 March 2017, Ecse-zug, Karcag, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 2cy. With 4000 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map: External
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one immatur LWfG at Ecse-zug, Karcag Photo: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger).

14 March 2017, Hortobágy-halastó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 4 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 4 Ad. Two adult pair, at V. fishpond with 5600 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

14 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 19 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 17 Ad 2 2cy. Estimated minimum number, with 18000 GWfG. + 42 RbG + 2 Barnacle. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team), Dr. Gábor Kovács. Map:

14 March 2017, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 7 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 6 Ad 1 2cy. With 6300 GWfG, later moved over to Kondas + 15 RbG. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

14 March 2017, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 2cy. With 2000 GWfG + 13 RbG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team), Dorottya Hazafi. Map:

14 March 2017, Kecskés-puszta, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 4 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 4 Ad. With 2000 GWfG, plus 4 RbG. Source: Gábor Tihanyi (HNPD ranger),. Map:

13 March 2017, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Adult pair. Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 March 2017, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 2cy. with 1600 GWfG. Source: Zoltán Ecsedi, János Tar (HNPD ranger, LIFE+ project team). Map:

10 March 2017, Szálka-ér, Hortobágy National Park, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. With 3200 GWfG and 2 RbG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team), János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

10 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. With a Bean Goose. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

10 March 2017, Zavoaia, Braila, Baragan, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 1 Ad 1 2cy. Source: Szabó József, www.rombird.ro. External
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Photo: Szabó József.

09 March 2017, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 129 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 129 LWfG observed at Trigono area. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos), G. Spyridakis. Map:
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LWfG at Kerkini 9th March 2017 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

08 March 2017, Görbe-hát, Hortobágy National Park, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad 1 2cy. Adult pair with one juvenile, with 1500 GWfG + 7 RbG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:
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LWfG family at Görbe-hát, HNP Photo: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team).

08 March 2017, Görbe-hát, Hortobágy National Park, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Two elderly bird, moving seperatley, with 400 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

08 March 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 129 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 129 LWfG at Kerkini, feeding close to the eastern dike. At least 2 birds with rings (WR, OGR). It is the first day after several weeks that the birds concentrated in one flock. Before, they scattered in several flocks that spread in most of the eastern part of the lake even into the riparian forest. We believe that all the birds were at the area last weeks (after the unfrozen of the lake). Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos), Alex. Demertzi, Christos .... Map:
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LWfG at Kerkini on 8th March 2017 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

07 March 2017, Budirka-ferto, Hortobágy National Park, Kunmadaras-puszta, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Adult pair, with 12 000 GWfG + 11 RbG + 2 Barnacle. Source: Dániel Balla, Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

07 March 2017, Szálka-ér, Hortobágy National Park, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. With 3 RbG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

06 March 2017, Kecskeri reservoir, Hortobágy National Park, Karcag, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Moving seperatley, with 2800 GWfG. Source: Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger). Map:

06 March 2017, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. With 200 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

06 March 2017, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Moving seperatley, with 4000 GWfG + 32 RbG. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

06 March 2017, Kalavos, Evros Delta, Evros, Greece 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. One LWFG between 1500 White fronted. Source: G. Iliadis , A. Tsiratzidis. Map:

05 March 2017, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Nyiro-lapos area. On grassland. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

05 March 2017, Tiszafüred, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary 7 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 5 Ad 2 2cy. Kocsujfalu area. Family with 5 adults + 2cy on rapefield. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team).

04 March 2017, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Gorbe-hat area. In grassland. Source: Attila Szilagyi (HNPD Life+ project team).

04 March 2017, Balta Tataru, Braila, Braila, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 1 Ad 1 2cy. Source: Szabó József, Ambrus Laca, www.rombird.ro. Map: External
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Photo: Szabó József.

04 March 2017, Gura Ialomitei, Ialomitei, Baragan, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Pál Lajos, www.rombird.ro. Map:

04 March 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 116 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 116 LWfG feeding at the eastern side of the river bed. Source: LKMA team (Theodoros Naziridis). Map:

03 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Together with 4800 GWfG. Source: Jozsef Kecskes, Janos Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

03 March 2017, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Source: Peter Gyure. Map:

03 March 2017, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 116 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 116 lwfg feeding close the riparian forest at the eastern side of the lake. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

03 March 2017, Field east from Atanasovsko lake, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Feeding with 2400 A.albifrons, 3 A.anser and 1 A.fabalis. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

02 March 2017, Hajdu-fenek, Hortobagy National Park, Egyek-pusztakocs, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad 1 2cy. One adult pair and one immature, with 3500 GWfG. Source: Sandor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map: External
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LWfG at Hajdu-fenek, HNP Photo: Sandor Borza (HNPD ranger) / HNPD archives.

02 March 2017, Zsombori-resz, Hortobágy National Park, Tiszafüred, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Adult pair, with 2000 GWfG. Source: Sandor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

02 March 2017, Csoszhaz, Hortobágy National Park, Kunmadaras-puszta, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 3 Ad. one pair, and one single adult, with 1000 GWfG. Source: Sandor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map: External
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LWfG at Hortobágy National Park, Kunmadaras-puszta, Csoszhaz Photo: Sandor Borza (HNPD ranger) / HNPD archives.

02 March 2017, Field near Konstantinovo village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad 1 2cy. Feeding with 8000 A.albifrons, 11 B.ruficollis, 1 A.fabalis and 1 T.ferruginea. The two birds are in diferent parts of the flock. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Milen Dimitrov BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

02 March 2017, Field near Trastikovo village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 4 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 4 Ad. Feeding with 6000 A.albifrons, 6 A.anser, 8 B.ruficollis and 2 B.leucopsis. 1 pair + 1 ad. + 1 ad. in different part of the flock. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

01 March 2017, Zsombori-resz, Hortobágy National Park, Tiszafüred, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Adult pair, with 2200 GWfG. Source: Sandor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 February 2017, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Magdolna-puszta area. Adult pair of LWfG, without rings, together with 4500 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD Life+ project team). Map:

25 February 2017, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Nyiro-lapos area. Source: Nagy Miklós.

25 February 2017, Tata, Öreg-tó, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Together with 1300 Anser albifrons and 210 Anser fabalis. Source: Lippai Károly, Szabó Máté. Map:

25 February 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 115 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 115 LWfG are still in Kerkini. At least 3 birds with rings (WR, OGR, OL). Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:
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Kerkini LWfG Photo: Th. Naziridis.

24 February 2017, Tiszafüred, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Adult pair. Hortobágyi National Park area, Egyek-Pusztakócs. Source: Sándor Borza (HNDP ranger).

24 February 2017, Szeged, Nagy-Fekete, Csongrád county, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. One pair have been observed among 800 Greater, two Red-breasted and one Canada goose. Source: Zsolt Ampovics. Map:

20 February 2017, Naszály, Ferencmajori-halastavak, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 juv. Together with 4000 Anser sp. and 2 Branta leucopsis. Source: Szabó Máté. Map:

19 February 2017, Naszály, Ferencmajori-halastavak, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 juv. Together with 8500 Anser sp. and 2 Branta leucopsis. Source: Musicz László, Szabó Máté. Map:

18 February 2017, Sinoe village, arable fields near Sinoe, Constanta, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Fantana Ciprian, Emil Todorov (SOR/Birdlife Romania). Map:

18 February 2017, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Grazing on winter wheat among 20 000 GWfG and 2 500 RbG. Source: Fântân? Ciprian, Emil Todorov (SOR/Birdlife Romania). Map: External
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Photo taken after the geese took off. Photo: Emil Todorov.

16 February 2017, Flooded fields near Debelt town, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Roosting in flooded fields with 7000 A.albifrons. Two ad. in diferent parts of the flock. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

15 February 2017, Hort, Hortobágy, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Together with 480 GWfG. Source: Tar János (HNPD LIFE+ project team). Map:

15 February 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 116 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 116 LWfG feeding in Delta area close to the eastern dike. Three (3) birds with rings (OL, WR, OGR).Usually the LWFG feeding in small groups and in different areas (it is difficult to see them all together). Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

13 February 2017, Naszály, Ferencmajori-halastavak, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 1 Ad 1 juv. With 900 Anser sp. Source: Bátky Gellért. Map:
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Photo: Bátky Gellért.

13 February 2017, Hort, Hortobágy, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Together with 2100 GWfG feeding on arable fields Source: Janos Tar (HNPD LIFE+ project team). Map:

12 February 2017, Tata, Öreg-tó, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 7000 Anser sp. Source: Musicz László. Map:

12 February 2017, Field near Debelt town, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad 1 2cy. Two birds in diferent part of the flock.Feeding with 1300 A.albifrons Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Konstantin Gospodinov BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

12 February 2017, Field near Trastikovo village_42.430282_27.250766, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Feeding with 3500 A.albifrons and 2 B.ruficollis Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

12 February 2017, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 2cy. Within the flock of 30 000 whitefronts and 4000 redbreasts. Source: Szabó József, Ambrus Laca, Pál Lajos. Map: External
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Photo: Pál Lajos.

09 February 2017, Hortobagy National Park, Faluvéghalma, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Arable fields, together with 2000 GWfG Source: Daniel Balla. Map:

09 February 2017, Kis-Vókonya, Hortobágy, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Together with 260 GWfG and 40 Greylag G. Source: Kecskés József, Tar János (HNPD LIFE+ Project Team), Zalai Tamás. Map:

08 February 2017, Kecskeri puszta, Karcag, Jász-Nagykun Szolnok county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Source: Adam Kiss, Daniel Balla. Map:

06 February 2017, Kalavos, Evros Delta, Evros, Greece 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: G. Iliadis , A. Tsiratzidis. Map:
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Photo: A. Tsiratzidis.

06 February 2017, Kalavos, Evros Delta, Evros, Greece 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 juv. Source: Didier Vangeluwe conveyed by Manolia Vougioukalou. Map:
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Photo: Didier Vangeluwe.

06 February 2017, Field near Polski izvor village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Feeding with 12 000 A.albifrons and 2 B.ruficollis Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev, Desislava Stefanova BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

06 February 2017, Field west from Trastikovo village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Pair feeding with 4500 A.albifrons and 5 A.anser. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev, Desislava Stefanova BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:
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One of the two LWFG Photo: Vladimir Mladenov.

06 February 2017, Field near Trastikovo village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Feeding with 2500 A.albifrons. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev, Desislava Stefanova BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:
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06 February 2017, Kalavos, Evros Delta, Evros, Greece 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. 1 adult LWfG feeding among GWfG and RBG at Kalavos Source: Didier Vangeluwe. Map:

05 February 2017, Field near Cherni vrah village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad 1 2cy. Feedin with 80 000 A.albifrons, 4000 B.ruficollis, 4 A.anser, 2 B.leucopsis, 1 A.fabalis. Two leucist of A.albifrons. One color neckban of A.albifrons. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Milen Dimitrov BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

04 February 2017, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. 1 adult observed feeding at Kalavos area among at least 1800 GWfG. Source: Didier Vangeluwe, Kostas Papakonstantinou, Nikos Probonas. Map:

04 February 2017, Pasture near Debelt Town, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Feeding with 15 000 Greater White-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) and 540 Red-brested geese (Branta ruficollis). Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

03 February 2017, Palukia, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 2 LWfG observed - 1 Ad 1 juv. At least 2 individuals, possibly another juvenile, feeding at Palukia Lagoon Source: Savvas Kazantzidis, Demertzi Alexandra, Didier Vangeluwe . Map:

02 February 2017, Field near Debelt town, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. The two birds are in diferent parts of flock with 4800 A.albifrons, 800 B.ruficollis and 1 A.fabalis rossicus. One color neckband of A.albifrons. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:
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Photo: Vladimir Mladenov.

02 February 2017, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 113 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). The lwfg observed in the morning close to the eastern dike with 55 wfg. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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the lwfg returning back to Kerkini Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

01 February 2017, Baja, Bács-kiskun, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. Two aduld birds together were seen by Ádám Tamás in a flock of 4000 Greater, 8 Red-breasted, 30 Bean and 500 Greylag geese. Source: Ádám Tamás. Map:
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Photo: Ádám Tamás.

28 January 2017, Sinoe village, arable fields near Sinoe, Constanta, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: Pál Lajos, www.rombird.ro. Map: External
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Photo: Pál Lajos.

27 January 2017, Fields near Ravnets village, Bourgas, Bourgas, Bulgaria 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 3 Ad. 1 pair + 1 ad. in diferent place of the field. More than 100 000 A.albifrons feeding in radius of 2km of the observation whit minimum of 8 000 B.ruficollis, minimum 60 A.anser, 1 A.fabalis fabalis and 1 A.fabalis rossicus. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

27 January 2017, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 99 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 99 LWfG feeding in Trigono area. The Lessers were observed close to the eastern dike.At least 3 birds with rings (OL, WR, OGR). Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

26 January 2017, Field near Ravnec village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad. Feeding with more than 40 000 A.albifrons Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

24 January 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 38 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 38 LWfG feeding in Delta area close to the river bed (sometimes with GWfG). One bird with rings (OL). Most of the lake is still frozen (90%) but the ground at the north and north-eastern part of the lake was unfrozen. The area is heavily muddy and difficult to approach. There are some thousands of geese (GWfG and few RbG) in the lake and the surroundings. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos), Hans Jerrentrup. Map:
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The return of the LWfG in Kerkini. January 2017 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

17 January 2017, Foulness Island, Thames Estuary, Essex, England 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Found together with 21 Greater Whitefronts during WeBS count in the weekend. Source: David Low. Map:
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Photo: David Low.

16 January 2017, Field near Balgarovo town, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 2cy. Feeding with 4000 A.albifrons, 600 B.ruficollis and 7 A.anser. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev, Desislava Stefanova BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:
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Photo: Vladimir Mladenov.

15 January 2017, Tata, Öreg-tó, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 16.000 Anser sp. and 1 Branta bernicla Source: Szeimann Péter, Hartmann Johanna, Pribéli Levente, Gerard Gorman, Szabó Máté. Map:

14 January 2017, Tyurkmen, Thracian lowland, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed. Foraging together with 69 Mute swans and 7 whooper swans. Source: Dimitar Demerdzhiev and Nedko Nedyalkov, BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria; Reported by Dobromir Dobrev (LIFE Safeguard LWfG project team). Map:

13 January 2017, Field between Asparuhovo village and Detelina village, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 2cy. Feeding with 16 000 A.albifrons, 120 B. ruficollis and 7 Anser anser. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

08 January 2017, Sükösd, Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad 1 2cy. One adult and an immatur bird was found near Sükösd in a flock of 1100 Greater, 60 Bean Goose and 300 greylag geese by Ádám Tamás. Source: Ádám Tamás. Map:

06 January 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 130 LWfG observed. 108 LWfG next to the river bed,22 LWfG at the eastern part of the lake. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

05 January 2017, Tata, Öreg-tó, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 21.000 Anser sp. Source: Musicz László, Szabó Máté. Map:

05 January 2017, Field near Atanasovsko lake, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad. 2 ad. feeding with 3500 A.albifrons and 15 Branta ruficollis. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva, Ivaylo Dimchev, Desislava Stefanova BSPB/Birdlife Bulgaria. Map:

03 January 2017, Hortobágy-halastó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 1 Ad 2 2cy. Bivalyos - Two 2cy birds + an ad. bird moving separately without rings. Together with 260 GWfG. Source: Tar János (HNPD LIFE+ project team). Map:
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LWfG flying over the Bivalyos area, Hortobágy-halastó, Hungary. Photo: János Team - LIFE+ Project Team.

03 January 2017, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 130 LWfG observed. 130 LWfG in Delta area west of the river bed in the morning. In the afternoon, they moved to the eastern part of the lake. They returned to the river at sunset. At least 3 birds with rings (OL, WR, OGR). Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:
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Photo: Th. Naziridis.

01 January 2017, Sándorfalva, Csongrád, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Two adult in a flock of 1200 Greater and 400 Greylag at Fehér-tó fishpond next Szeged. Found by: Balázs Csibrány and Zsolt Ampovics. Source: Zsolt Ampovics. Map:



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