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.
Our new paper on the key stop-over sites of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Don’t miss the exiting WaderTales blog!
3 tagged Spoon-billed Sandpipers reveal key stop-over sites of this critically-endangered species.
@WaderStudy paper: https://www.waderstudygroup.org/article/14536/
@SpoonTask @EAAFP @KaneBrides #ornithology #waders #shorebirds #conservation
There's also a marvellous Wader Tales blog from @GrahamFAppleton about our marvellous spoonie satellite tracking project:
International conservation in action for #savespoonie
Post-breeding migration of adult Spoon-billed Sandpipers
By Chang et al.
#waders #shorebirds #ornithology #spoonbillsandpiper
Join us in the @WMBD 2020 @EAAFP Webinar – “How can #legflags on #birds guide #conservation”, starting in 2hrs. Learn important facts about bird ringing, #migration , #citizen science and many more!