Project Godwit’s conference, ‘Wader Headstarting: Learning from Experience’, will take place in London on 1 and 2 March.
Headstarting, where young birds are raised in captivity and then released into the wild, is a relatively new technique for wading birds.
This event will bring together those involved in headstarting and related methods for birds and those interested in learning about the technique to share information, improve collective understanding, and help ensure this method is effectively developed, deployed, and monitored.
About Project Godwit
In 2017, the population at the Ouse Washes was critically small, with only three pairs remaining, and the population at the Nene Washes was in decline. Project Godwit was initiated to tackle the causes of decline, boost the Ouse Washes population, raise awareness of the importance of the UK’s wetlands for ground-nesting birds, and share information about methods to conserve threatened waders.