Latest Black-tailed Godwit Stories
Researchers have shown that warming temperatures are behind the earlier and earlier migration of certain species of birds.
Extensive shell fishing and sewerage discharge in river estuaries could have serious consequences for the rare Icelandic black-tailed godwits that feed there.
The Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), is a large shorebird that migrates in flocks to western Europe, Africa, south Asia and Australia. Interestingly, although this species occurs in Ireland and Great Britain all year round, they are not the same birds. The breeding birds depart in autumn, but are replaced in winter by the larger Icelandic race, L. l. islandica. These birds occasionally appear in the Aleutian Islands and, rarely, on the Atlantic coast of North America. Adults have...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.