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

30 May 2022, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 2 lwfg observed. Just one pair now seen at the marshes. Egg laying is underway. Mr. Blue has not yet full clutch and spend most of his time in an important feeding marsh in the breeding area, 15km from the supposed nest site.

26 May 2022, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 32 lwfg observed. 15 ad pairs + 2 ad secondary females

Recent news

Mr. Sunshine - a new gps-gsm tagged male On 27th May 2022, BirdLife Norway caught a pair of...
29 June 2022

mr. Blue on the way through Ukraine The staging period of mr. Blue in Kazakhstan was short...
13 Octomber 2021

Latest photo

LWFG image

Recent publications

Markkola, J. 2022. Ecology and conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus. PhD thesis, Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. A Scientiae Rerum Naturalium 770. Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, Finland.

Rozenfeld, S. B., Soloviev, M.Yu., Kirtaev, G.V., Rogova, N.V. & Ivanov, M.N. 2017. Estimation of the Spatial and Habitat Distribution of Anseriformes in the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Regions (Experience from the Use of Ultralight Aircrafts). Biology Bulletin 44: 960–979 doi: 10.1134/S1062359017080143