NDFF Summer counts geese

Latest version published by Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF) on Mar 26, 2018 Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF)

The summer counting of geese has 2 main aims: establishing as accurate an overview as possible of the number of geese per species in each province and estimating how many geese migrate to the Netherlands for the summer. Provincial authorities are responsible for developing a policy, and fauna management units are responsible for developing a fauna management plan.

Data about population development, damage and implemented measures are necessary to evaluate - and possibly review - policy and management. All types of land use are represented in the boards of fauna management units: hunting, agriculture, private land and nature conservation (environmental management organisations). The protocol is widely supported and the counting is carried out in collaboration with several organisations, which makes the population data reliable and undisputed.

Positive observations without zeros.



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Metadata; Observation


Who created the resource:

Dirk Zoetebier
Data manager
Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology NL

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Who else was associated with the resource:

Henk de Vries
Node manager NLBIF
NLBIF (Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility) P.O.Box 9517 2300 RA Leiden NL

Geographic Coverage

The Netherlands

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.736, 3.318], North East [53.521, 7.207]

Taxonomic Coverage


Family  Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2012-current

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.ndff.nl/resource?r=14_010_zomertelling_ganzen