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

25 September 2022, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 28 lwfg observed - 22 Ad 6 juv. The lwfg feeding at the mouth of the river! At least 4 families.

24 September 2022, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 28 lwfg observed - 22 Ad 6 juv. Among them Mr Blue with his family! A small group of four idndividuals was added with the rest of the flock!

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

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Recent publications

Tolvanen, P., Karvonen R., Aarvak T, Øien I.J., Kaartinen, R., Lampila P. & Mikander, N. 2022. Kolmenumeroisiin yksilömääriin – kiljuhanhen suojelu 2015–2021. Linnut-vuosikirja 2021: 24-31 [Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in 2015-2021.]. in Finnish with English summary

Markkola, J. 2022. Ecology and conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus. PhD thesis, Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. A Scientiae Rerum Naturalium 770. Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, Finland.