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.

Spoon-billed sandpiper gallery – 26 June 2011

A collection of images of the spoon-billed sandpiper taken by Jochen Dierschke

  1. altmann Reply

    spoon-billed sandpiper fotos are precious documents.
    fotos with bills open i have first seen here, great!
    a bird holding an objekt (snail?) with its unique bill, brilliant!

    full success for you and the team
    hans-dieter altmann

  2. Dr Bill Eddie Reply

    Beautiful pictures of this enigmatic species. On reading about the sharp decline in numbers I was reminded of the catastrophic drop in numbers of the Black Stilt in New Zealand and how, thanks to NZ’s Dept. of Conservation, this species was brought back from the brink. Perhaps it might be useful for WWT to liaise with DOC in Twizel (South Island) who now have considerable expertise on rearing wader chicks.
    Good luck with this important project.

    Bill Eddie (University of Edinburgh)

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