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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.
Egor and the wave (c) Pavel Tomkovich

Cleaning and surveying

22/05, got an invite from Andre to cross the ice on the second river and go out onto the coastal spit to see the whales and sea birds at close range. Thus far they’ve only been viewable through a scope at the river mouth (still very impressive, but will be better at close range)
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Message from Roland in Anadyr

Roland Digby has headed to Meinoypil’gyno to headstart another generation of Spoon-billed Sandpipers this breeding season. Despite a weak internet connection, he has managed to report back on his first few days:   Arrived in Anadyr on 16 May; weather clear but very cold and, alth
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Update on the Slimbridge flock

The birds’ new summer accommodation is almost finished. The polytunnel is up and within it are both the non-breeding birds’ summer living quarters and separate enclosures for breeding pairs. After a few weeks of groundworks and construction, all that needs to be done now is setup the
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Oriental Bird Club raising money for Spoon-billed Sandpipers

Congratulations to the members of the Oriental Bird Club who embarked on a series of athletic endeavours along the North Norfolk Coastal Path to raise money for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation breeding programme. They have raised an incredible £1,500 so far, and donations can
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