Spoon-billed Sandpiper has a naturally limited breeding range in north-east Russia, and migrates down the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to its main wintering grounds in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The main threats to the species are habitat loss and hunting outside the breeding season. For more information about its status and conservation requirements click here and here.
In 2010, BirdLife and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) published an International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus). This was compiled with the input of experts from throughout its range, and can be downloaded here.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of a group of specialised waterbird species that rely on intertidal wetlands in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway for their survival. For more information about the flyway click here