Anser albifrons – GWYDD DALCEN-WEN – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant
Records of White-fronted Goose since 2009, extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports. Records are divided according to race.
Stories about birds seen with colour-marks.
Anser albifrons – GWYDD DALCEN-WEN – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant Status The nominate race A.a.albifrons breeds across the tundra of Siberia, those in the western part of the range wintering in North West Europe, including the UK. The Greenland race A.a.flavirostris breeds in Western Greenland and winters in Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Mathew […]
Anser albifrons – GWYDD DALCEN-WEN – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant Mathew (1894) refers to the White-fronted Goose as an occasional winter visitor in severe weather while Lockley et al. (1949) give four records and say that it passes over the islands on migration. Nowadays, one or two occasionally drop in to stay awhile during the […]
Anser albifrons – GWYDD DALCEN-WEN – Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant Two White-fronted Geese were recorded in Pembrokeshire for the BTO winter atlas during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. They were of the Greenland race Anser albifrons flavirostris. More about the White-fronted Goose in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew