Tracking Data for Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons)

Science Center Objects

Available here are tracking data of Greater White-fronted Geese, a species that nests in coastal areas of western and northern Alaska and winters across a broad area of North America along the Pacific and Central flyways. These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movements and seasonal use of habitats in breeding, wintering, and migratory areas of North America.

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USGS Alaska Science Center scientists collect data from wildlife tracking devices to: determine locations of animals throughout their annual cycles, understand patterns of habitat use, quantify time spent on various behaviors, and identify geographic areas repeatedly used by wildlife that may indicate sites of importance to species and populations. Tracking data from other wildlife species can be found at:

Greater White-fronted Geese radio tracking of VHF transmitters

Map displaying radio tracking of VHF transmitters on Greater White-fronted Geese.
(Credit: David Douglas, USGS. Public domain.)

Data Packages

VHF Telemetry Data

This data package contains data collected by radio tracking of VHF transmitters attached to free-ranging animals. 

  • VHF Tracking Data for Pacific Flyway Greater White-Fronted Geese (Anser albifrons), 1987-1991   [Metadata] [Data Download]

Suggested Citation

Ely, C.R., Takekawa, J.Y., Casazza, M.L., Douglas, D.C., 2021, Tracking data for Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) (ver 1.0, April 2021): U.S. Geological Survey data release,