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.

Great morning with the Slimbridge Spoonies and the WWT staff

As privileges go, this was right up there with being asked to accompany Sir David Attenborough on one of his expeditions! Elis and I had been invited by Dr. Baz Hughes (Head of Species Conservation Dept.) to visit the Spoon-billed Sandpiper captive breeding unit at Slimbridge where we
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