• Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation with the STA Sustainability Education Programme

    Hiroshi Tomida, Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center, Japan Ewen Mcleish, St. Andrews International School Bangkok, Thailand Kiyomi Morita, St. Andrews International School Bangkok, Thailand Introduction As can be seen already, the number of migratory shorebirds is in rapid decline, posing a serious threat to biodiversity. Expanding coastal development has caused much damage. In addition, climate change will […]

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  • Why ET, HU or CT might lead us to missing spoonie sites

    15 November 2016 Rebecca Lee, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper With the third Spoon-billed Sandpiper on the move, Prof. Rhys Green gives us his insights on why these three birds could lead us to as yet unknown sites, and how that could have important implications for conservation efforts.   From Prof. Rhys Green The journeys of the three tagged […]

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  • The third tagged Spoonie CT is off!

    14 November 2016 Rebecca Lee, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper A satellite fix has just come in showing that the third tagged Spoon-billed Sandpiper has made a move away from the Jiangsu coast! CT, presumed to be male, has been at the Tiaozini mudflats on the Jiangsu coast since he was tagged in early October. His female counterparts […]

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  • ET settling in at the Gulf of Mottama?

    07 November 2016 Rebecca Lee, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper ET arrived at the Gulf of Mottama [EAAF117] in Myanmar at around 9pm on Saturday night (UTC, 2.30 am on Sunday morning local time). 12 hours later, she appeared to be moving to the north west perhaps heading on to Bangladesh after a rest in the gulf. […]

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  • The tagged spoonies are on the move!

    04 November 2016 Guy Anderson,  Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Last week we announced that we had fitted the first three satellite tags to wild Spoon-billed Sandpipers, in Jiangsu Province, China in early October. The three birds – ET, HU and CT – are named after the code on the engraved plastic leg flag each bird […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper population revealed

    19 October 2016 Olivia Bailey, Fauna & Flora International Scientists have estimated the world population of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper – a Critically Endangered shorebird – for the first time. For the first time, scientists have calculated the world population of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, after overcoming a number of difficult challenges including limited knowledge about the […]

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  • News from the field: And they’re off!

    27 July 2016 By Rebecca Lee, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Yesterday, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper headstarting programme successfully released 30 fledglings. That’s the most in a single year and means we’ve now released over 100 Spoon-billed Sandpipers (111 to be exact)! Roland has let us know that the release went to plan with all 30 fledgling […]

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  • Eggs mean fresh hope for Spoon-billed Sandpipers

    Media Release Media release issued on behalf of Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), BirdLife International, ArcCona Consulting and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force   One of the world’s rarest birds has a new hope: it’s laid eggs in captivity for […]

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  • On China’s Coast, Rare Bird Finds Little Room to Rest

    Shi Yi, Sixth Tone It was the kind of news experts only believe if they see it with their own eyes: A man in China claimed he had spotted 100 Spoon-billed Sandpipers foraging on the muddy coast of the Yellow Sea. The bird is so small that it would barely cover the hand of a grown […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force: News Bulletin No.15, April 2016

    The 15th Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) News Bulletin is now available here. The contents are as below. To read previous news bulletins and find out more about Spoon-billed Sandpiper, please visit our SBS TF page. Foreword from the Editor Banding in Rudong and Dongtai Jiangsu, China Autumn survey in Rudong, China Links Hotel and Birding Tours […]

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