• A hand-reared sandpiper travels 8,000km

    Report by Wildlifeextra.com November 2013; A rare hand-reared spoon-billed sandpiper has been spotted for the first time in the wild, more than 8,000km from where it was released in Russia. Twenty-five of the critically endangered birds have been raised over two years by an Anglo-Russia conservation team on the Russian tundra, before being released to […]

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  • The Importance of the Yellow Sea – Few mudflats are more important!

    Author: Todd Peterson Report by BirdNote The Importance of the Yellow Sea to Migrating Shorebirds Featuring Nils Warnock, Ph.D. Interview by Todd Peterson. DOWNLOAD This is BirdNote. For shorebirds, like Bar-tailed Godwits, Black-bellied Plovers and Dunlin, mud matters. Few mudflats in the world are more important than those of the Yellow Sea along the coast […]

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  • Migratory Waterbird Sighting Record Format Template

    Sample Caption © Photographer Name Observer’s Name/Organization: text goes here Sighting Date: text goes here Sighting Location: text goes here Sighted Bird Species (list all species, if multiple species were sighted): text goes here Details of the sighting (*include information regarding any observed flags and bands on the sighted bird): text goes here

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  • Will Vertical Turbines Make More of the Wind?

    Posted on: April 8, 2013 Author: Kevin Bullis Report by MIT Technology Review   A Caltech researcher thinks arrays of tiny wind turbines could produce cheaper power than big ones. The remote Alaskan village of Igiugig—home to about 50 people—will be the first to demonstrate a new approach to wind power that could boost power […]

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  • 습지생태 전문가 방문 줄잇는 ‘김해 화포천’

    외국 습지생태 전문가들이 김해 화포천을 잇따라 찾고 있다. 김해시는 습지센터 관리자, 조경·경관 디자이너, 건축가, NGO로 구성된 영국, 캐나다, 중국 등 14개국 습지생태 전문가 30여 명이 지난 10일 화포천습지생태공원을 방문했다고 13일 밝혔다. 지난 10월 ‘람사르협약’ 국외 관계자 60여 명 방문에 이은 이번 방문은 지난 4일부터 5일간 충남 서산버드랜드서 개최된 국제습지워크숍에서 ‘습지센터 교육과 현장 프로그램’ 모범사례를 발표 […]

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  • GFN Bohai Report 2013 Published

    Report by Global Flyway Network   The GFN Bohai Report 2013 reports on the field work of Red Knot northward migration through Bohai Bay in China from April to June 2013. A total of 4,615 marked shorebirds in EAAF was recorded including 613 sightings of colourbanded birds from North West Australia.  Bohai Bay is of […]

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  • Global Importance of China’s tidal-flats for Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper Recognised

    Shanghai, (Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow, London, Berlin, Denver) 29 October 2013 A survey of the Chinese coastline by the conservation network “SBS in China” supported by 15 waterbird experts from the international Spoon-billed Sandpiper (SBS) Task Force (1) confirms the outstanding international conservation importance of intertidal wetlands in Jiangsu Province. The survey, conducted from October 15th-19th […]

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  • Call for application to the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund

    The ‘Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund’ has been established to provide financial support to projects on the ground in Asia that will lead to the conservation or protection of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, particularly through partnership with the local community at the site. The Fund is administered […]

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  • Spoon-billed sandpiper – they’re back! The first spoonie seen at Sonadia Island

    Earlier this year, Sonadia Island was declared an Important Bird Area (IBA) due to its importance for shorebirds, especially the Critically Endangered spoon-billed sandpiper (Sonadia Island is the most important site in Bangladesh for this highly threatened species). The Bangladesh Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Project (BSCP, see their Facebook page) is supported by the RSPB through […]

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  • China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony restoration

    Until this year, there were only two known breeding colonies of the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini: the Mazu Islands off the coast of Fujian, and the Wuzhishan Islands off Zhejiang. However, this summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established another. Earlier this year, a small island called Tiedun Dao […]

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