Elena has been part of spoon-billed sandpiper conservation work since 2000 – her first year in Chukotka. She works for the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science and runs the database for spoon-billed sandpiper breeding records. Elena’s main area of expertise is the spatial distribution of Arctic waders and she is the lead author of the Atlas of Breeding Waders in the Russian Arctic. Elena spent 14 summers surveying the known breeding locations of spoon-billed sandpiper from Belyaka Spit in the north to the Korayk coast in the south, working with Heritage Expeditions. In 2012, she organised the first spoon-billed sandpiper education exhibition at the Anadyr Museum (Chukotka capital). Elena has also participated in surveys of spoon-billed sandpiper staging and wintering sites in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
Thanks to the @orientbirdclub (BirdingAISA - biannual bulletin on Asian birds) for publishing this positive news on rescuing and saving a single individual of a Critically Endangered species.
#SaveSpoonie #conservation #shorebird #ornithology
Let’s start the week with a positive news! This Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper was rescued from the mudflats of Quanzhou, China by a local villager during heavy rain last week, the bird was wet & unable to fly (1/8)
#SaveSpoonie #EarthOptimism #ConservationOptimism
Incredible and moving footage of Spoonie's 05 and P7 in the Inner Gulf of #Thailand. An homage to this little bird flying towards extinction, and to our host country for its critical role in the race to save it and secure a future for Spoonies #SaveSpoonie https://youtu.be/U3-9xlJ8tfM