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.
28 June 2020, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 4 LWfG observed - 4 Ad. Both ad pairs, including mr. Blue. They have likely given up this breeding season.
26 June 2020, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 13 LWfG observed - 7 Ad 4 2cy. Seen for some hours in the afternoon. Probably failed breeders / non-breeders coming down from the mountains befoe moult migration starts.
Adventures of mr. Blue during spring migration The Lesser White-fronted Goose male mr. blue left ...
5 April 2020
Successful catching of Lessers in Chukotka 2018 In 2018 we captured adult Lesser White-fronted geese...
7 December 2018