Diagnosing the recent population decline of Black-tailed Godwits in the United Kingdom

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…

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Feasibility checklist

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.