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

29 November 2023, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 143 lwfg observed. Another addition of two individuals to the already remaining flock of LWFG. So as of today we have at least 143 lwfg (last highest observation was 141) seen in the eastern part of Lake Kerkini.

27 November 2023, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 139 lwfg observed. At least 139 lwfg were counted in the eastern part of the lake. The birds were divided into two different groups. There were also 510 wf geese nearby.

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

Soultanov, E., Mosley, P., Paynter, D. & Aarvak, T. 1998. Results of geese and swans counts during wintering in Azerbaijan in 1993 and 1996. Berkut 7: 30-31 summary in Ukrainian

Aghababyan, K. 2019. Summer observations of Lesser Whitefronted Goose Anser erythropus and Spurwinged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus in Armenia Sandgrouse 41: 2-4