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.
29 November 2023, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 143 lwfg observed. Another addition of two individuals to the already remaining flock of LWFG. So as of today we have at least 143 lwfg (last highest observation was 141) seen in the eastern part of Lake Kerkini.
27 November 2023, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 139 lwfg observed. At least 139 lwfg were counted in the eastern part of the lake. The birds were divided into two different groups. There were also 510 wf geese nearby.
Soultanov, E., Mosley, P., Paynter, D. & Aarvak, T. 1998. Results of geese and swans counts during wintering in Azerbaijan in 1993 and 1996. Berkut 7: 30-31 summary in Ukrainian
Aghababyan, K. 2019. Summer observations of Lesser Whitefronted Goose Anser erythropus and Spurwinged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus in Armenia Sandgrouse 41: 2-4