Male adult spoon-billed sandpiper, shortly after arriving at the Meinypilg'yno breeding grounds (c) Roland Digby

PHOTOS: Giving spoon-billed sandpipers a helping hand

Here is a gallery of images from this year’s expedition to headstart spoon-billed sandpipers in Chukotka. Enjoy!
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Young spoon-billed sandpiper (c) Nicky Hiscock

Spoon-billed sandpiper numbers boosted by conservationists

Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers fledglings have increased in number by a quarter in 2013, after conservationists intervened to hand rear chicks. As few as 100 breeding pairs remain in the wild, rearing just 60 young between them each year on average. The 16 additional ha
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Young spoon-billed sandpiper (c) Nicky Hiscock

Headstarting spoon-billed sandpipers – Roland’s account

Roland and Nicky returned from Russia last week, after a successful expedition headstarting spoon-billed sandpipers. They’re taking some well-earned time off now, but Roland still kindly gave us a debrief: From my perspective this year was so much better. We learned a lot last year be
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Spoon-billed sandpipers get help from Leica Camera AG

The critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper has been given desperately needed financial help by German optics company, Leica Camera AG. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and their partners are attempting to stabilise the spoon-billed sandpiper population, which numbers fewer than
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