Godwit and chick

The future looks brighter for black-tailed godwits

  • Only 50

    limosa black-tailed godwit pairs breed in the UK
  • 97%

    of the Fens’ wetland habitats lost to drainage
  • 300,000

    waterbirds threatened by a new airport
£192,592

£192592

£192,592 192592

Why do godwits need our help?

Watch our film to find out why black-tailed godwits are under threat and how we will be using your donations to help them.


Please be assured that no godwits, eggs or chicks were harmed during the production of this film. Scenes were staged using replica eggs to illustrate the threats these birds face.

* Project Godwit is a partnership between the RSPB and WWT, with major funding from the EU LIFE Nature Programme, The HSBC 150th Anniversary Fund, Natural England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project aims to secure the future of black-tailed godwits in the UK.