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

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Observations 2019


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17 February 2019, Ezerec, Shabla, Dobrich, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was within a flock of ca. 60 Anser albifrons. The bird has been around in the same field since 31.01.2019 with flock of ca. 500 A. albifrons and 80 Branta ruficollis. Observed daily there with the group of Whitefronts and Redbreasts. Source: LIFE fro Safe Flight Project. Map:
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Photo: Nicky Petkov.

16 February 2019, Fields West from Atanasovsko Lake nature reserve, , Bulgaria 5 LWfG observed - 3 Ad 1 2cy 1 juv. Feeding on wheat field together with 22 000 A.albifrons, 1200 B.ruficollis, 1 A.fabalis and 1 A.brachyrhynchus. 1 pair with 1 juv. + 1 ad. + 1 2cy seperated in diferent parts of the flock. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria. Map:

14 February 2019, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Among 1100 GWFG Source: Didier Vangeluwe . Map:
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Photo: Didier Vangeluwe .

13 February 2019, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 2500 GWfG at the area, partially checked through. Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

11 February 2019, Csoszhaz, Hortobágy National Park, Kunmadaras-puszta, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. At Nagyiván-puszta, Agyagos. Adult with 600 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

11 February 2019, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 750 GWfG and 130 Greylags. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

11 February 2019, Fecske-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Another adult pair on the same day, within a mixed flock of 3000 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

11 February 2019, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair within a mixed flock of 1500 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

09 February 2019, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 102 LWfG observed. Observed from the Eastern Dike. At least 102 lwfg are feeding at the eastern part of the lake. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:
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Lake Kerkini / LWFG Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

08 February 2019, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 210 GWfG, without rings. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

08 February 2019, Balta Alba, Balta Alba Lake, Buzau, Romania 4 LWfG observed - 4 Ad. Source: Szabó József. Map:

08 February 2019, Palukia, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 4 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 4 Ad. At least 4 LWfG adults observed (Fennoscandian). Observed from the road nearby daliani area. About 300 White-fronted Geese and Anas penelope with them. Source: MBEDSPP (G. Iliadis). Map:

08 February 2019, Fields West from Atanasovsko Lake nature reserve, , Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Feeding in wheat field with 53 000 A.albifrons and 3200 B.ruficollis Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva. Map:

07 February 2019, Palukia, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 6 LWfG observed - 6 Ad. Among 280 GWFG Source: Didier Vangeluwe . Map:

07 February 2019, Zavoaia, Braila, Baragan, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Szabó József. External

07 February 2019, Salcioara, Dobrogea, SE, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Emil Todorov/SOR. Map: External
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Photo: Emil Todorov.

07 February 2019, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 101 individuals, incl. Mr Blue, observed from the eastern dyke. Source: Theodoros Naziridis, Manolia Vougioukalou, Petri Lampila, Szabolcs Nagy, Petri Lampila, Nina Mikander, Ingar Øien, Petteri Tolvanen et al.. Map:

06 February 2019, Palukia, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 6 LWfG observed. likely part of the Fennoscandian flock most of which is currenty at Kerkini Lake at ca. 105 individuals. Paloukia used to be a more regular site for the Fennoscandian LWfG flock Source: observed by Didier Valgeluwe, conveyed by Manolia Vougioukalou. Map:

04 February 2019, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 6 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Observed from the Eastern Dike. About 450 Greater White-fronts nearby. Source: Morten Ekker, Norwegian Environment Agency, Ingar Jostein Øien, NOF-BirdLife Norway, Manolia Vougioukalou HOS-BirdLife Greece, Nicky Petkov, BSPB-BirdLife Bulgaria. Map:

03 February 2019, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 21 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Observed from the Eastern Dike. About 600 Greater White-fronts nearby. Source: Morten Ekker, Norwegian Environment Agency & Ingar Jostein Øien, NOF-BirdLife Norway. Map:

26 January 2019, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 104 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 104 lwfg are feeding at the eastern part of the lake. As it seems the lwfg they returned to their base when the bad weather stopped. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

25 January 2019, Fields between Trastikovo and Livada villages, Bourgas, Bourgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. 1 ad. LWFG with 18 000 A.albifrons, 5 B.ruficollis and 1 A.fabalis. Feeding in rapeseed field. Source: Vladimir Mladenov, Ralitsa Georgieva. Map:

22 January 2019, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 50 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 50 LWfG are feeding & flying at Dimitriadis area Source: MBEDSPP team (P. Ioannidis). Map:

22 January 2019, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 34 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 34 LWfG are feeding at the eastern part of the lake. Among them mr Blue and 4 GWfG. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

19 January 2019, Hajdu-fenek, Hortobagy National Park, Egyek-pusztakocs, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 1000 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

18 January 2019, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 104 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 104 LWfG are feeding at Dimitriadis area. Were separate in 2 groups. Source: MBEDSPP team (P. Ioannidis, G. Iliadis). Map:
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17 January 2019, Serdar fields, Serdar, Balkan, Turkmenistan 10 LWfG observed. 5000 White-fronted Geese observed, of which 700 Greater White-fronted and 10 Lesser White-fronted Geese could be identified Source: Toni Eskelin, Samuli Lehikoinen, Eldar Rustamov and Anna Belousova. Map:

17 January 2019, Nagyhegyes, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. South-east from the roundabout, on a rapeseed field, within a mixed flock of 2000 wild geese. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger).

17 January 2019, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 105 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 105 LWfG are feeding at Dimitriadis area. Among them Mr. Blue and one bird with a metallic only ring on left leg. At the flock of LWFG were many WFG. Source: MBEDSPP team (P. Ioannidis, G. Iliadis). Map:
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Photo: G. Iliadis.

13 January 2019, Manyas Lake, Marmaras, Turkey 1 LWfG observed. 1-individual observed among the flock of Anser anser which are at least 19-individuals. Source: Murat Uyman & Mehmet Kiran.. Map: External
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Photo: Murat Uyman.

11 January 2019, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 65 LWfG observed. At least 65 LWfG observed feeding in Dimitriades area. Source: MBEDSPP team (P. Ioannidis). Map:

08 January 2019, Aras Dam Lake, Tabriz, Iran 700 LWfG observed. Getting ready for emmigration to new Territories. Source: Reza Mohammadpour-Omid Yousefi Mastakani. Map:
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The beginning of another Season of Life Photo: Reza Mohammadpour.

08 January 2019, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 108 LWfG observed. At least 108 LWfG observed. Source: MBEDSPP team (G. Iliadis & P. Ioannidis). Map:
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LWfG in Dimitriad?s meadow, Evros Delta, 8/1/2019 Photo: MBEDSPP / G. Iliadis.

06 January 2019, Visina, SE Romania, Dobrogea, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Pál Lajos, www.rombird.ro . Map: External
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Photo: Pál Lajos.

03 January 2019, Szatmáritelek, Hortobágy, Hajdú-bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 100 GWfG. Source: Miklós Nagy, Attila Simay. Map:

03 January 2019, Akademiai libanevelo, Hortobagy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 75 GWfG. Source: Miklós Nagy, Attila Simay. Map:

03 January 2019, Büdös-lapos, Tiszafüred, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 400 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger), Laura Godó. Map:

03 January 2019, Nagyiván, Kása-hát, Hortobágy National Park, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. at Agyagos, with 600 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger), Laura Godó. Map:

03 January 2019, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 112 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 112 LWfG are feeding at the eastern part of the lake. Among them Mr. Blue with his family and 79 WFG. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

02 January 2019, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 112 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 112 LWfG are feeding close to the eastern dike of the lake, among them 2 WFG. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

01 January 2019, Zám-puszta, Csirés, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 6 Ad. Three pairs, with 1500 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger), Tamás Zalai (HEA staff). Map:

01 January 2019, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 200 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger), Tamás Zalai (HEA staff). Map:

01 January 2019, Hármas-puszta, Hortobagy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 130 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger), Tamás Zalai (HEA staff). Map:

01 January 2019, Lake Hamrin, Diyala, Iraq 1 LWfG observed. mrs Tough was today located in the flood lands and fields on the south side of Lake Hamrin. Source: Tomas Aarvak & Ingar J. Øien/ BirdLife Norway & Vladimir Morozov / RGG. Map:
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The areas south of Lake Hamrin is again visietd by a tagged Lesser White-fronted Goose. Photo: BirdLife Norway.



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