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Welcome home! Headstarted godwits return to the fens

May 2, 2018

Headstarted black-tailed godwits return to the fens!

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Headstarted godwits found safe and sound in Portugal

February 16, 2018

Last week we received the fantastic news that two of the young godwits released at WWT Welney last year have been spotted in Portugal. This is the first non-UK sighting we’ve received since the birds […]

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Project Godwit in 2017

December 20, 2017

As the year draws to a close I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on the last twelve months of Project Godwit, and pick out a few of my own personal highlights. As we […]

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New water pump will help us create even more habitat for godwits

October 23, 2017

Now that the Black-tailed godwits are enjoying warmer climes, our focus turns to ensuring their habitat is in tip-top condition for when they return in the spring.

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Results from the wild in 2017

September 8, 2017

Increasing productivity in the wild is a key focus of Project Godwit – so how have the godwits fared in 2017?

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Where are they now?

July 27, 2017

It’s been a few weeks since you heard from us – the godwits have been keeping the team busy as we aim to keep track of their movements after release. Here’s an update on all […]

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Good luck godwits!

June 13, 2017

The class of 2017 are released into the wild

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Godwit chicks are growing up fast

May 30, 2017

Godwit chicks are growing up fast

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Godwits Being Given a Head Start

April 30, 2017

This year we will be trialling the rear and release of black-tailed godwits in an effort to boost population numbers, using a process known as “headstarting”. Thirty-two black-tailed godwit eggs have been collected from nests […]

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Will Tiny Tracking Devices Reveal Godwit Migration Secrets?

April 20, 2017

Two tiny geolocator devices were fitted to black-tailed godwits at the Nene Washes today in a bid to find out more about the birds migration movements. This is the first time that godwits breeding in […]

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