Meadow birds


For the protection of the Corncrake, it is essential to conserve and restore suitable habitats. This includes, in particular, structurally rich wet grasslands. Areas with Corncrake occurrences may only be managed very extensively. 

In concrete terms, this means that meadows may not be mown before mid-August. It is also important that structures such as ditch edges remain unused and that not all meadows are mown at the same time. Not using fertilisers and pesticides is also necessary so that the vegetation is not too dense for the chicks but still contains enough food.