Migration patterns of Pink-footed Geese

Our research will help us find out their patterns of travel and how they interact with our offshore wind farms.

Pink-footed Goose

We have commissioned the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to undertake monitoring of pink-footed geese arriving in the UK in the winter from breeding grounds in Greenland. The first batch of birds were fitted with GPS tags in December 2016. The tags provide a record of movements of the birds between roosting sites and feeding areas, as well as seasonal movements within the UK. Knowledge gained will enable the WWT to predict the collision risk to these birds and understand how they interact with wind farms.