Objectives: The project s main objective is to halt the decrease and enhance the population of the great snipe in the upper Narew valley, the second most important site for the species in Poland.
Restoration of some 190 ha of abandoned meadows to bring them back to conditions favoured by the great snipe and other associated waders (extensive grazing) that maintain the appropriate structure of the vegetation;
ADM s support will strengthen the Polish Society for Bird Protection s efforts to protect rare birds in Poland in agricultural areas that are considered to be ecologically valuable due to their role as important nesting and feeding habitats for grassland birds such as great snipes
, lapwings, black-tailed godwits, ruffs, redshanks and shovelers.
London, May 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the great snipes can fly nearly 4,000 miles in three days, at a speed of up to 60 miles per hour without making a single break for food or water.
Swedish and British researchers, who fitted electronic tags to male great snipes, found that the birds make extraordinary non-stop marathon flights.