WATERFOWL RESEARCH IN SWEDEN

                                     

Contact information:

Leif Nilsson
Ecology Building
S-223 62  Lund
Sweden

leif.nilsson@biol.lu.se

 

 
 

DIFFERENT PROJECTS

Follow the links for more information 

International Waterfowl Counts.

Annual Midwinter Counts have been organised in Sweden as a part of the   International Midwinter Counts (IWC) of Wetlands International since the start of the counts in 1967. 

International Goose Counts in Sweden  

Regular country-wide goose counts within the framework of the Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International are undertaken in Sweden since 1977/78.

Annual reports from the Waterfowl and Goose counts are published

Download the latest report here

 

 

 

Offshore seaduck counts in the Baltic

During 2007- 2009 offshore-counts of the entire Baltic were organized within the SOWBAS project to follow up the development since the first total surveys of the Baltic in 1992/93. Counts in Sweden have been continued in 2010 and 2011.

The Longtailed Duck has shown a dramatic decrease in numbers during recent years. The estimated population in Swedish waters have decreased from 1.4 mill. to about 0.5 in 2009.

The results of the Swedish counts are found on the link below.

Offshore Swedish Seabird Counts

To download the SOWBAS-report go to:

http://www.norden.org/en/publications/publikationer/2011-550

A report of the Swedish offshore counts in 2007-2011, also analysing the changes that have taken place since the first all-Baltic survey in 1992/93 and the intensive counts in most Swedish waters during the early seventies have been published recently in Ornis Svecica and can be downloaded here:

Distributions and numbers of wintering seaducks in Swedish offshore waters

HOW YOU CAN HELP 

Goosemarking.

Check goose-flocks for neck-banded individuals. 

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Neckbanding of Bean Geese with the same kind of neckbands has also started in Sweden again.

Nordic Taiga Bean Goose Research

Neckbanding of Nordic Greylag Geese

You could also report observations of neck-banded Nordic Bean Geese and Greylag Geese wia the website:

www.geese.org

New report on Finnish neckbanded Bean Geese in Sweden to download:

Finnish Bean Geese in Sweden

 

Nordic Taiga Bean Goose Research

Neck-banding of Bean Geese have been undertaken in different areas of Sweden and Finland during the late seventies and eighties. In Sweden neckbanding of Bean Geese started again in northern Sweden in 2005. Since the start 78 Bean Geese have been neck-banded at staging areas at Umeň and Luleň. Ten of these have been equipped with satellite PTTs.

No new neckbands or PTTs were attached in 2010 but important staging areas were regularly checked for the occurrence of neckbanded geese.

During the summer 2012 37 moulting taiga bean geese were neck-banded on a moulting site in southern Lapland (Adjan de Jong & Thomas Heinicke). Moulting geese were marked in the same area 25 years ago and were found to winter mainly in Britain, migrating through Denmark. The same summer 39 moulting tundra bean geese were marked in northern Norway by a Swedish-Norwegian-Finnish team.

To read more about the Bean Goose Research follow the link below:

Nordic Bean Goose Research

 

 

GOOSE AND WATERFOWL COUNTS IN SWEDEN

Midwinter counts of waterfowl have been undertaken in Sweden sinced 1967, whereas goose counts started in 1977/78. The results for the last season are now being analysed and will be available during the summer if you follow the links below.

FOR INFORMATION OF THE LATEST RESULTS FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW  OR DOWNLOAD THE ANNUAL REPORT

Results for the waterfowl and goose counts in 2012/13 are available on the link below:

Goose counts in Sweden

Duck counts in Sweden

Download the latest report

A general report on the results of the goose counts in Sweden for 1977/78 - 2011/12 has been published recently and can be downloaded from the link below:

Ornis Svecica 2013 Goose counts in Sweden

 

Page Last updated 2013-08-14