The science of saving a species from extinction in the UK – black-tailed godwits – Saving Species – Our work – The RSPB Community

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Ireland’s wintering waders

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There’s still space for a few Knot The island of Ireland is a great refuge for wintering waders, washed as it is by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. It’s just a quick hop across the Atlantic from Iceland for Black-tailed Godwits, Golden Plovers, Redshanks and Oystercatchers. For birds travelling from Siberia, such as Bar-tailed Godwits and Grey Plovers, it’s… Continue reading Ireland’s wintering waders

Redshank – the ‘warden of the marshes’

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Are subsidies that are designed to protect the biodiversity of Britain’s saltmarshes, delivering the planned, conservation benefits? In particular, is this investment supporting populations of amber-listed Redshank? About 25,000 pairs of Redshank are thought to breed in the United Kingdom (link to APEP), with about half of these nesting in coastal saltmarshes. In recognition of the importance of saltmarshes, agricultural grants… Continue reading Redshank – the ‘warden of the marshes’