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.
29 August 2015, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 123 LWfG observed - 57 Ad 66 juv. Total 21 broods today. Also three color ringed birds seen (OGR & WOR with 4 goslings and ORL with 5 goslings).
27 August 2015, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 85 LWfG observed. Various sized flocks (parts of the main flock) visit the marshes every night, and which leave for the islands in the fjord where they stay during daytime. There they feed on crowberries.
Fears that the migration route for Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Geese could be altered On Thursday 14th May 2015, a Lesser White-fronted ...
27 May 2015
AMBI plan welcomed by Arctic Ministers The Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative (AMBI) Work Plans...
1 March 2015