An update from Nigel Jarrett and team It’s been awhile since the last update on the spoon-billed sandpiper population at WWT Slimbridge not least because 2020 was a year of ups and downs, and another when we learned more about the ex situ management of this special species. We went in
Before I tell you about the the progress of the 2021 season for the captive spoonie population at in the UK and the headstarting team in Russia, I want to transport you back 10 years where these ambitious projects were started and concieved, respectively. Below you will find an articl
An update from Christoph Zöckler Dear all, I hope you are all well. Please find the latest SBS newsletter No 24. It has been added to our SBS TF page. Here is the link: https://www.eaaflyway.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SBS-Newsletter-No-24-May-2021-web.pdf All the best, Christoph D
An update from Christoph Zöckler Dear all, Some weekend reading for you. Please find the new issue at the link below: https://www.eaaflyway.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SBS-Newsletter-Nov-2020-web.pdf All the best, Christoph Dr Christoph Zöckler SBS TF Coordinator
Once again this year we are experiencing a super-hot summer! Seeing as the Slimbridge Spoonies can’t migrate to the wetlands of China like their wild counterparts, we have to bring the wetlands to them. Current temperatures in the United Kingdom actually match well to where they would
An update from Nikolay Yakushev 7th July 2020 This field season is one of the most unusual for our team because of the ongoing covid pandemic. In the past when we saw an atypical season, it was due to the weather. All of the team members had to follow complex procedures on our way to
This week we have asked award winning wildlife artist Szabolcs Kókay if he would share some of his experiences observing and painting Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Szabolcs is currently featuring several of his Spoonie paintings on a variety of products through Redbubble. 30% of his artists
This year presented some unexpected challenges. In the weeks leading up to the summer expedition it was unclear whether the team could proceed; and certainly not in the usual manner. Birds Russia came up with plans A through D, covering all scenarios and potential challenges that may
An update from Nigel Clark Conservation of Spoon-billed Sandpipers involves a large number of people doing different tasks. Nigel and Jacquie Clark administer the database of records of individually marked birds on behalf of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force and so are still getti
A bite-sized update 😉 Spoonie ‘Pink Dark Green’ was so distracted by the fruit flies he didn’t even notice he was being filmed until the very last moment! During the breeding season we increase the amount of live insects fed to the captive Spoonies to replicate the massive hatch off o
The spoon-billed sandpiper conservation breeding programme is a collaboration between WWT, Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo and the RSPB working with colleagues from the BTO, BirdLife International, ArcCona and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force.
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