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
Bulgaria17284
China1549
Czech Republic22
Egypt11
England11
Estonia8433
Finland12440
France43
Georgia2
Germany96
Greece47526
Hungary2477190
India37
Iran6545
Iraq67
Israel43
Italy42
Jordan11
Kazakhstan3487
Korea21
Latvia46
Lithuania3610
Magyarország1110
Mongolia1
Norway26535
Oman11
Poland14480
Romania8839
Russia19114
Serbia62
Slovakia65
South Korea1
Spain55
Sweden15
Syria52
The Netherlands2
Turkey1010
Turkmenistan24
Ukraine1319
United Arab Emirates33
Uzbekistan27
Table 2: The number of observations per user (> 10 obs. min.).
Name # observations
David Bogyó1878
Tomas Aarvak417
Gyula Szabo406
Kostas Papadopoulos245
Dobromir Dobrev109
Petteri Tolvanen103
Theodoros Naziridis99
Szabó Máté85
Emil Todorov82
63
Peter Sjolte Ranke63
Wieslaw Lenkiewicz50
Vladimir Mladenov46
Risto Karvonen37
Ioannidis Panagiotis28
Juha Markkola27
Ingar Jostein Øien26
Omid Yousefi Matekani24
János Tar23
Julius Morkunas19
Alexandra Demertzi15
Boris Belchev12
Reza Mohammadpour Norozbolagi11


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