Giving godwits a headstart

We've been rearing and releasing black-tailed godwits at our project sites to boost the population.

Creating the perfect habitat

Project Godwit focuses on two wetland sites in the east of England – the Ouse Washes and Nene Washes. Here conservationists are aiming to grow the black-tailed godwit population by enhancing godwit habitat and trialling methods to increase productivity.

Seen a godwit?

We've been colour ringing black-tailed godwits to learn more about their migration. If you see a ringed bird, please tell us about it.

Project Godwit is a partnership between RSPB and WWT with major funding from the EU LIFE Nature Programme, The HSBC 150th Anniversary Fund, Natural England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project aims to secure the future of black-tailed godwits in the UK.

Latest news

Headstarted birds return to the fens!

April 14, 2019

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks on Project Godwit as we welcome the first of our headstarted birds back […]

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Join our godwit flock!

If you are part of a school or community group close to the project sites then you could become a Godwit Guardian. Becoming a Godwit Guardian is a free, fun way to get involved in Project Godwit, by linking you to one of our headstarted birds.