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.

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 still be made on their JustGiving page.

The team said they were lucky with the weather; warm and sunny, but not too hot for those exerting themselves.

Mike Edgecombe cycled from WWT Welney to Salthouse, while others walked and ran along the coastal path. One person walked the full 30+ miles, while another completed a half marathon.

Thank you to the OBC for making such an effort and raising what will be a huge contribution to saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

  1. Elaine Reply

    Thank you for raising money to save the spoon billed sandpiper! You ROCK! Elaine C

  2. Rick Simpson Reply

    Well done Mike and the OBC! Great effort, literally!
    Rick e Elis Simpson

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