Meadow birds

Black-tailed Godwit

For the protection of the Godwit, it is essential to conserve and restore suitable habitats. This includes, in particular, structurally and nutrient-rich wet grasslands with shallow waters.

For Godwits to breed successfully, the areas must not be mown before mid-June. It is also important that not all meadows are mown at the same time so the young Godwits can move to other areas. It is necessary to refrain from using fertilisers and pesticides so that the vegetation is not too dense for the chicks but still contains enough food.