Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) in southern Spain, habitat description and finding colour marked birds from 5 – 13 October 2023

Publisher(s): University of Groningen

Publication date: October 2023

Author(s): Wouter Vansteelant, Theunis Piersma, Jos Hooijmeijer

In this expedition from 5 to 13 October 2023 we visited the most important areas for wintering Black-tailed Godwits in southern Spain. Our aim was to resight individual colour marked birds, describe the habitats used by godwits and to gain information on threats and opportunities by field observations and meetings with local experts. In this report we present a daily overview of our findings with photos, locations we visited, numbers present and the first conclusions and recommendations. More reports from expeditions to Iberia and West Africa in previous years can be downloaded at: download publication