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

16 September 2023, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 44 lwfg observed. 10 LWfG east of the riverbed during the morning (feeding/resting). Two of them with neck collars (transmitters). A flock of another 34 LWfG arrived at 11:30 (local time) from the west. They landed at the eastern part of the lake. Later, the 10 LWfG jointed the second flock.

15 September 2023, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 36 lwfg observed. Welcome! 18 resting on the ground (families), another 18 arrived at 17:20.

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

Marolla, F., Aarvak, T. Hamel, S., Ims, R.A., Kéry, M., Mellard, J.P., Nater, C.R., Schaub, M., Vougioukalou, M., Yoccoz, N.G. & Øien, I.J. 2023. Life-cycle analysis of an endangered migratory goose to assess the impact of conservation actions on population recovery. Biological Conservation 281: doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110028

Kondratyev A.V. & Litovka D.I. 2022. Красная книга Чукотского автономного округа: В 2 т. Т. 1. Редкие и находящиеся под угрозой исчезновения виды животных. OOO Teksotel, Nizhny Novgorod. 225 pp. [Red book of Chukotka autonomous okrug. The rare and endangered species of animals.].