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

09 June 2024, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 21 lwfg observed - 21 2cy.

09 June 2024, Oldereidneset, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 2 lwfg observed. unknown age - long distance and sunny. Also 8 greylags in the same meadow.

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

Stokke, B.G., Hamre, Ø., May, R., Molværsmyr, S., Nilsson, A.L.K. & Pavón-Jordán, D. 2024. 420 kV Skaidi-Lebesby – radar-undersøkelser av flygeaktivitet hos dverggås og tundrasædgås ved Stabbursneset, Porsanger. NINA rapport 2334. Norsk institutt for naturforskning. [420 kV Skaidi-Lebesby – radar surveys of flight activity in Lesser-white fronted geese and Tundra bean geese at Stabbursneset, Porsanger.]. In norwegian with english summary

Mammadov, A. 2017. Survey of lesser white-fronted goose Anser erythropus in Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan during 20-24 January 2015. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5: 1062-1066