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.

Message from Moscow 20 July 2011

We heard from Nige and Martin while they were transferring flights at Moscow on their long journey home from Anadyr.


They confirmed that the 17 chicks are doing well. Before they left they managed to build a 7 x 5 metre aviary and construct four rearing units on an area of tundra by an old army base.


16 of the 17 chicks are now outside, as they should be. They are all now aged between 10 and 14 days old.

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