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.

A brief but exciting update …

Many of you will have been anxious to hear some news today so our apologies for not posting sooner but things have been rather hectic! This is just a brief update to say that Nige and 20 Spoon-billed Sandpiper eggs arrived at Heathrow in the early hours of this morning. By mid-morning
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Sandpiper Sex Ratio

We have learnt some very promising news regarding the sexes of our twelve strong flock of spoon-billed sandpipers. We were recently informed of the sexes of almost all of the birds which includes at least four females – hooray! This gives us a ratio of four females to seven males with
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View from plane between Meino and Anadyr c Christoph Zockler

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As you remember, everything suddenly went very quickly and we were unexpectedly out of Meino last Tuesday,  yet again without any delay. There was little time to say goodbye to everybody! So what has happened since: We know from Baz H. the eggs are still in Moscow, waiting for some mo
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