Every winter, Britain hosts internationally important populations of migratory wild geese. Among the rarest are Greenland ‘white-fronts’ – the fast-declining, orange-billed subspecies of the white-fronted goose. They winter mainly in Ireland and Scotland, being increasingly hard to see in England. Soon they will be getting ready for an epic return migration north. To reach their Arctic tundra nesting grounds, amid glaciers and snowy peaks, they must fly over the North Atlantic, Iceland and the vast Greenland ice cap. Families stick together for the whole journey.
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Read about the species’ conservation: greenland whitefront.org