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

19 January 2022, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 60 lwfg observed. At least 60 LWFG observed while feeding and flying around nearby Dimitriades area, among them Mr Blue. Between them 250 WGF.

19 January 2022, Szentes, Termál-tó, csongrád, Hungary 3 lwfg observed - 2 Ad 1 juv. One pair among 1100 Greater and 200 greylag.

Recent news

mr. Blue on the way through Ukraine The staging period of mr. Blue in Kazakhstan was short...
13 Octomber 2021

Mr. Blue has arrived in Kazakhstan mr. Blue arrived yesterday noon in Kazakhstan. Seems...
2 January 2021

Latest photo

LWFG image

Recent publications

Mineev, Yu.N. & Mineev, O.Yu. 2005. [Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in the European tundra North-East Russia.] Russian ornithological journal 14: 561-566 (In Russian)

Ao, P. 2020. Migration strategies and conservation of two large-bodied Anatidae species in East Asia. Master thesis, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 105 pp. (In Chinese with English abstract and legends)