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.
@looksouth Not quite the same but does this count? #SaveSpoonie
Only around 200 breeding pairs remain in the wild. Don’t let The Spoon-billed Sandpiper fall off the perch into #extinction. #SaveSpoonie
HU returning to its critically important #Jiangsu staging and moulting area. Wintered in #Guangdong #SaveSpoonie https://t.co/wFhrBJ6K2V
HU is back on Jiangsu mudflat, one of first tagged Spoonies in 2016 and has been wintering in southern China last winter, and in sticker now 3
Great work by @SBS_in_China working on critical sites for waterbirds including #SaveSpoonie @EAAFP
More and more local fishermen communities have joined us for mudflat conservation and a better habitat for waders 🐦 4