Meadow birds

Black-tailed Godwit

The Godwit is a breeding bird of largely open lowland landscapes. It occurs predominantly in wet grasslands that have nutrient-rich soil. Of particular importance is a high groundwater level with temporarily flooded sub-areas at the beginning of the breeding season. 

The vegetation should be heterogeneous, i.e. have patchy vegetation and grass of different heights. It is also important that the breeding areas are as free of woody plants as possible.