Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

About piskulka.net

The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (Linnaeus, 1758) (other languages) is at present one of the most endangered bird species in the Palearctic. The clearly most important negative factor is the high mortality due to poaching. Also loss of natural habitat contribute negatively. It is a habitat specialist, in contrast to the close relative the White-fronted Goose, who has adapted to feeding in agricultural land.

The 'Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose' is meant to be a resource for information about wild populations and supply information about ongoing research and conservation.

Have you seen a Lesser White-fronted Goose or read colour rings? To successfully save this species from extinction do we need YOUR effort and information. Every little helps! Wonder about the www.piskulka.net address? Piskulka - Пискулька - is the official Russian name for Lesser White-fronted Goose.

Recent observations

20 May 2023, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 36 lwfg observed - 31 Ad 5 2cy. incl. mr. Finn and mr. Blue.

15 May 2023, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 41 lwfg observed. Includes mr. Finn which arrived yesterday and mr. Blue which arrived today!

Recent news

Video-interview with Mr. Blue, the famous Lesser White-fronted Goose In many parts of the world, the bird migration has...
1 September 2022

Mr. Sunshine - a new gps-gsm tagged male On 27th May 2022, BirdLife Norway caught a pair of...
29 June 2022

Latest photo

LWFG image

Recent publications

Marolla, F., Aarvak, T. Hamel, S., Ims, R.A., Kéry, M., Mellard, J.P., Nater, C.R., Schaub, M., Vougioukalou, M., Yoccoz, N.G. & Øien, I.J. 2023. Life-cycle analysis of an endangered migratory goose to assess the impact of conservation actions on population recovery. Biological Conservation 281: doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110028

Kondratyev A.V. & Litovka D.I. 2022. Красная книга Чукотского автономного округа: В 2 т. Т. 1. Редкие и находящиеся под угрозой исчезновения виды животных. OOO Teksotel, Nizhny Novgorod. 225 pp. [Red book of Chukotka autonomous okrug. The rare and endangered species of animals.].