A LWfG in front and a WfG in the rear. Copyright Jari Kostet

Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project


Data zone

This part of the web site is devoted to collection of original data and their presentation. The core is centered on two sql databases, one with observations of birds and one with data on sites used by LWfG. These will then be connected with other databases, such as the Important Bird Area (IBA) database of BirdLife International and our own literature database. We will continue to add functionality and will gladly take any suggestions for improvements.

The observation database is devoted to collection of data on orignal wild birds, and will only show these data on the front/observations pages. However, there is a need to understand the population development and effects of the Swedish reintroduced population, so such data will also be added and tagged accordingly in the database and made available through the translocation page. As far as possible the observation data will be tagged according to which flyway / breeding population they belong, to facilitate better presentations and analyses.

The database contains at present the following amount of data:

Table 1: The number of observations and site per country.
Country# observations# sites
Afghanistan1
Armenia1
Austria166
Azerbaijan1618
Bangladesh11
Belarus1
Bulgaria17584
China1549
Cyprus11
Czech Republic22
Egypt11
England11
Estonia9834
Finland13640
France43
Georgia2
Germany96
Greece50026
Hungary2644210
India57
Iran7145
Iraq67
Israel43
Italy173
Jordan11
Kazakhstan3487
Korea21
Latvia46
Lithuania3910
Magyarország1110
Mongolia1
Norway28738
Oman11
Poland15287
Romania11145
Russia19114
Serbia62
Slovakia85
South Korea1
Spain55
Sweden15
Syria52
The Netherlands2
Turkey1010
Turkmenistan24
Ukraine1521
United Arab Emirates33
Uzbekistan27
Table 2: The number of observations per user (> 10 obs. min.).
Name # observations
David Bogyó1878
Gyula Szabo576
Tomas Aarvak438
Kostas Papadopoulos264
Dobromir Dobrev109
Petteri Tolvanen104
Emil Todorov102
Theodoros Naziridis101
Szabó Máté85
Peter Sjolte Ranke65
63
Risto Karvonen52
Wieslaw Lenkiewicz50
Vladimir Mladenov46
Juha Markkola29
Ioannidis Panagiotis28
Ingar Jostein Øien28
Omid Yousefi Matekani25
János Tar23
Julius Morkunas20
Alexandra Demertzi15
Nicholas Henson13
Boris Belchev12
Michal Polakowski11
Reza Mohammadpour Norozbolagi11


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