North Kent Marshes breeding wader project
The North Kent Marshes are one of the most important areas in south-east England for breeding waders. In recent years, the RSPB has achieved great results for lapwing productivity on its reserves in the area, but there is still great potential across the wider landscape.
- An increase from 146 breeding lapwing pairs on nature reserves in North Kent in 2012 to 200 pairs by 2020.
- A lapwing productivity ratio of at least 0.7 chicks per pair across the project area by 2020.
- Performing HLS agreements are transferred to Countryside Stewardship at the end of their 10-year cycle.
- If you farm in the North Kent Marshes and would like to take part in the project, please contact Bruce Fowkes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Breeding wader and productivity surveys conducted in 2015.
- Follow-up advice, based on the survey results, in autumn 2015.