National single species Action Plan for the UK breeding population of Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa limosa 2023-2033
We have created a classroom pack of materials based on the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum, including lessons plans, activities, worksheets, posters and ideas for wall displays. Download in full here or visit our Classroom Materials page for more information and to download individual files/activities.
Interpretation & signage
A poster summarising Project Godwit. Produced in June 2021, 1 page (A3).
Project noticeboard installed at WWT Welney, Ouse Washes in March 2018, 1 page (A1, 594 x 841mm).
Godwit models and signage installed at WWT Welney, Ouse Washes in March 2018. 7 pages (of photographs).
Conference poster for International Wader Study Group Conference, September 2017, 1 page (A1, 594 x 841mm).
Abstract: During the last 50 years, the breeding population of Continental Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa limosa in the United Kingdom has been relatively small (below 60 pairs) and largely concentrated in two locations in eastern England. There were severe declines at the Ouse Washes during the 1990s due to increased spring flooding. In the following years, there were increases at the nearby Nene Washes. However...
Wader Study » Volume 128 » Issue 1
Dressi, N. & Costa, W. (2023) Best practice guideline for headstarting Black-tailed Godwits. The manual details the headstarting methodology for Project Godwit between 2017-2022.
Watch the Project Godwit headstarting video
The key stages common to all headstarting projects from establishing the conservation case to reporting.
A checklist of issues that should be considered when making the decision to implement a headstarting project for waders.
The key questions to consider before implementing a headstarting project for waders. Answering these questions should give an indication of the feasibility of the project (what are the chances of success?) and highlight the areas that are likely to be most problematic.
This document provides templates to assist with assessing the benefits and costs (risks and negative impacts) of a proposed headstarting project.