Greylag Goose - native breeders in Germany
Tracking of Greylag Geese in Lower Saxony
In a joined project with Institut für Vogelforschung (IfV) Vogelwarte Helgoland and Institut für Terrestrische und Aquatische Wildtierforschung (ITAW) we study the migration behaviour and breeding biology of Greylag Geese in Lower Saxony. Because the species was reintroducted by hunters in the 1980th we started to investigate them in two of the releasing sites: Großen Meer (Ostfriesland) and Dümmer as well as at Leine river where the geese established themselves during the last 30 years. So we caught Greylag families and marked them with coded collars. Some with these wearing integrated GPS-tags.
Here you can have a look to these geese.
Marking of Greylags in Germany
As in many other countries Greylag geese are marked in Germany, too. Regulary yellow neckbands or coloured legrings are used. Some of these birds can be reported via geese.org network, but not all ringers take part in this. So, in case you get no results at geese.org website please have a look to www.cr-birding.be and report to projectpartner diretly.