Meet the Headstarted Birds
We are using headstarting to boost the breeding population of black-tailed godwits in the Fens. The primary release site is Lady Fen at WWT Welney, a restored wetland adjacent to the Ouse Washes. And in 2018 we also trialled releasing birds at the RSPB Nene Washes.
Under license from Natural England, 26 birds were released in 2017 and 38 in 2018 - each has a remarkable story to tell. Here are profiles of the birds we've heard from most since they left our care. Help us monitor their survival and movements by reporting all your sightings here.
If you'd like to become a Godwit Guardian for any of the birds below click here.
This icon indicates that the bird has been seen in this current
breeding season (April to July 2019).
Click the profile photos below to read more about each bird.