Debbie has worked at WWT as director of conservation for the last 9 years and spent the previous 15 years at RSPB running their international research unit. Debbie has worked on a range of conservation issues including: bird conservation and agricultural policy; climate change, bird distributions and reserve networks; environmental toxicology (particularly lead poisoning in birds) and the bird trade. She has also been involved in programmes to save many threatened bird species across the world, including the spoon-billed sandpiper (since 2009). She is passionate about spoon-billed sandpipers and saw her first one, a wintering bird, in Thailand many decades ago. She has now been fortunate enough to encounter them while contributing to WWT’s conservation efforts both at a key migratory staging post in China and on their Russian breeding grounds.
OBC’s first webinar on the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper is now available online —
Thank you again to everyone who attended our wader webinar last weekend! We hope you enjoyed the presentations. 💚😁
In case you missed it, the full webinar is now available to WATCH HERE: https://www.orientalbirdclub.org/club-news/2021/3/22/spoon-billed-sandpipers-and-the-east-asian-australasian-flyway-webinar
Update on #savespoonie status: conservation measures critical in slowing decline since 2010, but more needs to be done. Vital evidence from @RSPBScience @_BTO @WWTconservation @SBS_TF @SBS_in_China Birds Russia, and partners.
How many Spoon-billed Sandpipers are there?
New paper in @WaderStudy:
I've added some key points to the end to last year's blog about spoonies:
#waders #shorebirds #ornithology
Protect yourself, protect others from #COVID19 while helping to save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. These Spoonie masks are available from the fantastic @sounds_wild and 100% of the price paid will be donated to the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Taskforce. #SaveSpoonie
SPOONIE MASKS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE!!Visit http://wildsounds.com’s front page to place your order. 100% of the price you pay will be donated to Spoon-billed Sandpiper Taskforce and their amazing work. If you buy one, do share pics masked up with hashtag #SaveSpoonie