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

22 February 2024, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 139 lwfg observed. At least 139 lwfg grazed in the eastern part of Kerkini! Among them the three lessers with the satellite transmitters.

19 February 2024, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 9 lwfg observed. Only 9 lwfg were at a distance that could be identified, they were more far away near the mouth of the river but impossible to identify. It is more likely that the geese remain in the area and we will check this in the next few days.

Recent news

Fennoscandian 2023 live migration tracking On 20th May 2023, a pair of Lesser White-fronted Goose...
13 September 2023

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

Latest photo

LWFG image

Recent publications

Pokrovskaya, O., Sokolova, N., Erich, D., Gilg, O., Sokolov, V. & Sokolov, A. 2023. Globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus nesting in association with Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in southern Yamal, Russia. Wildfowl 73: 238–249

Lei, J., Jia, Y., Zuo, A., Zeng, Q., Shi, L., Zhou, Y., Zhang, H., Lu, C., Lei, G., & Wen, L. 2019. Bird Satellite Tracking Revealed Critical Protection Gaps in East Asian-Australasian Flyway. International journal of environmental research and public health 16: 1147 doi: 10.3390/ijerph16071147