Nest survival of Lapwings and Oystercatchers was recorded in 54 ha pf farmland in Central Drenthe in 1995 (Fig. 1 and 2). Of 18 Lapwing nests found, the outcome was known in 17: 10 nests were successful and 7 nests failed (at least 5x farming practices, 2x probably predation). Four repeat-layings were started synchronously 18 days after failure of the first laying; at least three of these nests successfully hatched, bringing the total nest survival to 11% (Fig. 3). Of five nests of Oystercatchers, two survived till hatching.