Black-Tailed Godwit – recovery stories

Black-Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) is a common breeding bird in the lowlands around most of Iceland. It lays its eggs in grown wetlands. In winter it is mostly in Ireland or by the coasts of West Europe all the way south to Portugal.

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The population is around 10.000 pairs in Iceland. A lot of Black-Tailed Godwits have been marked in the last few years.  Many in the Nature Reserve in Flói, not far from Selfoss. These marked birds have been around. Below are pictures of two marked ones and their recovery stories.

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YN-YLflag07.07.06Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland

YN-YLflag04.10.06l´Isle/Le Hézo (Golfe du Morbihan), France
YN-YLflag05.10.06l´Isle/Le Hézo (Golfe du Morbihan), France
YN-YLflag31.07.07Réserve Naturelle du Marais d’Yves/Les Mattes, Charente-Maritime, W France
YN-YLflag12.09.07Réserve Naturellese Lilleau des Niges, Les Portes-en-Ré, Charente Maritime, W France
YN-YLflag14.09.07Réserve Naturellese Lilleau des Niges, Les Portes-en-Ré, Charente Maritime, W France
YN-YLflag28.10.07Réserve Naturellese Lilleau des Niges, Les Portes-en-Ré, Charente Maritime, W France
YN-YLflag24.12.07Fosse de Loix, Loix-en-Ré, Íle de Ré, W France
YN-YLflag16.06.08Kaldaðarnes, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag18.11.08Fier d Ars, Ars-en-Ré, Íle de Ré, W France
YN-YLflag25.11.08Fier d Ars, Ars-en-Ré, Íle de Ré, W France
YN-YLflag27.11.08Trévaly, La Turballe, Loire-Atlantique, NW France
YN-YLflag05.01.09Trévaly, La Turballe, Loire-Atlantique, NW France
YN-YLflag29.05.09Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag14.05.10Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag16.05.10Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag01.06.10Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag12.08.10Réserve Naturelle du Marais d’Yves, Charente-Maritime, W France
YN-YLflag29.04.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag03.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag05.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag07.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag11.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag13.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag16.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag17.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag27.05.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag01.06.11Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag06.06.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag09.06.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag28.06.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag28.06.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag30.06.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag07.07.11Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag04.06.12Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag12.06.12Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag18.06.12Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag02.07.12Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag17.07.12Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag28.04.13Loch a’Phuill, Isle of Tiree, Argyll, W Scotland
YN-YLflag29.04.13Loch a’Phuill, Isle of Tiree, Argyll, W Scotland
YN-YLflag09.05.13Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag17.05.13Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag27.05.13Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag19.06.13Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag04.07.13Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag23.07.13Flóagafl, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
YN-YLflag29.04.14Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland

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 WW-OO30.06.11Fridland, Árnessýsla, S Iceland

WW-OO07.07.11Geirakot, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO08.07.11Stóra-Sandvík, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO09.07.11Geirakot, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO10.07.11Geirakot, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO04.08.11Le Crotoy, Somme, N France
WW-OO12.09.11Baie, Somme, N France
WW-OO22.11.11NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L’ILE, RNN Müllembourg, Charente-Maritime, W France
WW-OO25.11.11NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L’ILE, RNN Müllembourg, Charente-Maritime, W France
WW-OO30.11.11NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L’ILE, RNN Müllembourg, Charente-Maritime, W France
WW-OO2.03.12Réserve de Chanteloup, L Ile d Olonne, Vendée, W France
WW-OO30.05.12Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO04.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO06.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO08.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO09.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO12.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Burton, Dee Estuary, Cheshire, NW England
WW-OO13.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO14.08.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO01.09.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO03.09.12Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire, Dee Estuary, NW England
WW-OO21.05.13Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO22.05.13Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO27.05.13Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO04.06.13Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO10.06.13Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO24.06.13Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland
WW-OO29.04.14Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland