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Help us create a godwit flock!

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:

Project Godwit unfortunately had to make the difficult decision to postpone many project activities in 2020. Much of our work involving head-starting, monitoring, community engagement and habitat management sadly had to be postponed this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is to protect the health of our staff, volunteers and the 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 Covid-19.

For news updates, please also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as here on the website.

Thank you for your support.

The Project Godwit Team

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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.