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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

During these challenging times, Project Godwit unfortunately has had to make the difficult decision to postpone many project activities for this year. Much of our work involving head-starting, monitoring, community engagement and habitat management has sadly had to be postponed this season due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This is to protect the health of our staff, volunteers and the general public, as well as follow Government advice and restrictions.

Project Godwit is discussing with our partners, stakeholders and funders how we can best cope with the impacts of the coronavirus.

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Stay safe and thank you for your support.

The Project Godwit Team

Latest news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

April 3, 2020

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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.