Phil works full-time as bird tour leader for Bird Holidays in Leeds and undertakes these expeditions as part of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force. He funds himself and says it has been difficult to visit as often as he would like. He has made various discoveries along the way, including many vagrant birds in Siberia. If asked, he would guess that his best find was a western meadowlark near Provedenya in 2004.
Fantastic update in this months @britishbirds Incredible International efforts to #savespoonie @EAAFP @WWTSlimbridge
@lookin4spoonies @WWTworldwide @EAAFP @SBS_in_China True International cooperation #savespoonie
Very excited to be working on Spoon-billed Sandpipers in June 2018 with Birds Russia team & @WWTworldwide in Chukotka in Russian Far East. For regular updates on the ‘Headstarting’ project/expedition in 2018 see WWT’s blog https://t.co/tSxdp651tn #SaveSpoonie #SpeciesRecovery2