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.
An analysis of the first fifty years of midwinter counts in Sweden was
published in Ornis Svecica 2016 and can be downloaded here.
Waterbird midwinter counts
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 (2015/16)
Fredrik Haas (Waterfowl counts)
S-223 62 Lund
S-223 62 Lund
The decrease of the
Long-tailed Duck in the Baltic continues
In the winter 2016 a new survey of the wintering waterbirds in the Baltic
was undertaken. The data from Sweden are no ready to present.
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. in 1992/93 to about 0.5 mill. in 2009. The decrease has continued to 2016 when the
total was estimated to be 370000 in Swedish waters.
The results of the Swedish counts are found on the link below.
Offshore Swedish Seabird Counts
An analysis of the distribution and numbers of wintering
Long-tailed Ducks in Swedish waters have just been published in
Ornis Svecica and can be downloaded below:
Ornis Svecica 2016:3
Highest goose count ever in Sweden in
In October 2015, the total number of geese counted in Sweden was 591765,
which is the highest count since the start of the goose counts in 1977. The
most common species was the Barnacle Goose with 317000 followed by Greylag
Goose 158000 and Bean Goose 71000.
ECOLOGY AND MIGRATIONS OF GREYLAG GEESE
A project studying the migrations and the ecology of the Greylag Goose
started in 1984 and is still going on. It started first as a joint Nordic
program but was then continued in Sweden and Norway.
For further information on the project and the results follow the links
Ekology and migrations of Swedish Greylags
Migrations of Nordic Greylag Geese
COUNTRY-WIDE COASTAL WATERBIRD COUNTS IN
SWEDEN IN JANUARY 2015
In January 2015 a full cover survey (based on aerial counts and ground
counts) of the inner coastal waters of Sweden from the Norwegian Border in
the west to the Stockholm archipelago in the Baltic was undertyaken for the
third time. Similar counts have previously been undertaken in 2004 and 1971.
The total count was 616000 compared to 570000 in 2004 and 174000 in 1971.
Offshore seaducks such as the Long-tailed Duck was not included.
The results can be found by folloowing the link below:
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