This is a 2016 video from the Netherlands about black-tailed godwits.
In the Netherlands as a whole, 2016 was a bad year for black-tailed godwits. However, in De Wilck reserve, 86 black-tailed godwits nested. The number of redshank and oystercatcher nests remained stable. Unfortunately, there was a decline in northern lapwing nests, to 60.
For the first time ever, two avocet couples nested this year in De Wilck. The young birds fledged.
Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones: here.