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James Gilroy; Spoon-billed Sandpiper in breeding plumage

2011 is set to be a very significant year for Spoony, with the Heritage Expeditions voyage to discover new breeding sites and the coordination of many other conservation activities through the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force. The work that’s being done is already benefiting Spoon-billed Sandpiper! Regular updates will be posted on this site, providing you with the latest news on Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation. You can also follow the fortunes of Spoony through through our Facebook page. Don’t miss out!

Voyage of discovery One of the greatest challenges faced by conservationists working to save the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper from extinction has been to establish exactly where they breed in the vast coastal areas of the Russian Far East. A number of breeding sites are already known, but there are other areas that have not yet been accessed to confirm their suitability as breeding sites. A new Heritage Expeditions voyage ‘In the Wake of Bering’ will take place in June-July 2011 which will incorporate a dedicated search for breeding Spoon-billed Sandpipers in the previously inaccessible Olyutorsky Bay area.

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