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That Was the Year That Was

December 22, 2020

The intention with this end-of-year blog was to avoid referencing gloomy current affairs and provide some light distraction for both blogger and reader alike, by picking out some highlights for Project Godwit from 2020. Nevertheless, […]

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Much to write home about…

November 21, 2020

The days are getting shorter and colder, the four UK countries have been in and out of lockdowns and tiered restrictions like the hokey cokey, and summer seems like a distant memory. November can feel […]

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Migration – guaranteed to impress

October 10, 2020

Anyone who doesn’t have at least some degree of admiration for the feat of bird migration either isn’t aware of the challenges involved or must lack any sense of wonder and imagination. It’s World Migratory […]

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Storms, punctures, a broken bike – all in the name of fundraising

September 8, 2020

Conservationists and keen cyclists Jen and Mark Smart may have hung up their cycling helmets, emptied the panniers and given their leg muscles a well-deserved rest after they finished their Funds for Waders cycling fundraiser […]

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600 miles, 8 days, 11 nature reserves, 1 epic challenge!

August 22, 2020

Needless to say, lots of plans and dreams this year have been scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic. Conservationists and RSPB staff members Dr Jen Smart and husband Mark Smart had planned to cycle from the […]

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A season of mixed fortunes…

July 29, 2020

While the black-tailed godwit breeding season has (sadly) come to an end, some birds may venture over to coastal wetlands around the UK before migrating south to wetland sites in Spain, Portugal and West Africa […]

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Waiting for Godwits

June 30, 2020

While many of the project team are either still furloughed or working from home under house arrest, it’s been more challenging for the project this season than anyone could have predicted. As with so many […]

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What does a godwit scientist do in lockdown?

June 3, 2020

Our latest blog post is by Mo Verhoeven, RSPB Senior Research Assistant for Project Godwit. On January 14th this year, Jelle Loonstra and I handed in our joint PhD on “The behaviour and ecology of […]

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Up close with Godwits – An interview with Amelia Bennet-Margrave

May 18, 2020

In our latest blog, WWT Engagement Officer Jess Owen interviews Amelia Bennet-Margrave who joined Project Godwit’s head-starting team for the 2019 breeding season at WWT Welney as an Assistant Aviculturist. Jess asked Amelia about her […]

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Good godwit news

May 1, 2020

It hasn’t been easy for the team at Project Godwit to get a good handle on what the godwits have been up to so far this season, for obvious reasons. When the coronavirus crisis emerged […]

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