Habitat management


We’re taking steps to enhance the habitat for black-tailed godwits and other waders at the project sites. Black-tailed godwits need moist soils to probe for invertebrates, vegetation of the right structure to build their nests and areas of taller vegetation where chicks can safely forage. We’re increasing the number of wet features (such as scrapes) at the Nene and Ouse Washes. These features help the fields to maintain their wetness throughout the breeding season and provide areas for birds to feed. We’re also taking steps to limit the impact of predation on the breeding success of black-tailed godwits.