Headstarting is a collaborative effort between WWT, BirdsRussia and the RSPB, and occurs as part of the International Arctic Expedition mounted each year by BirdsRussia under the leadership of Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskiy.

Kate Humble sees the spoon-billed sandpipers for the first time.

As thanks to Kate for all the work she has done so far to champion the spoon-billed sandpiper, Martin McGill and Kristian Purchase  from WWT gave Kate Humble a behind the scenes tour of their Slimbridge enclosure.

Her face says it all.

Kate popped in to Slimbridge to sign a selection of beautiful spoon-billed sandpiper prints (by Ronald Swanwick FRSA) which will go on sale soon with 80% of the cost of each picture being donated to the project – watch this space…

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