The Greenland White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons flavirostris, breeds in west Greenland, and migrates via Iceland to winter in Ireland and Britain. It is the most distinctive race of the circumpolar White-fronted Goose that nests throughout most of northern Russia, Arctic Canada and Alaska. More...
Find out more about international conservation actions for Greenland White-fronted Geese here.
Explore our extensive record of where the geese winter in the UK here.
Have you seen this bird?
... or any of the others which we have ringed (US: banded)? The data on this website is 100% dependent on volunteer effort in re-sighting the collared birds which were caught in Greenland. If you see a collared Greenland Whitefronted Goose, most likely during the winter in one of their regular haunts in the UK & Ireland and can read the ID then contact us with details.