Graeme has worked at the RSPB for 15 years, and has input to spoon-billed sandpiper work since 2009. He is happiest outside in the field but his job, using remote sensing and GIS data, sees him tied to a computer in an office most of the time. He has undertaken spoon-billed sandpiper surveys on the Gulf of Mottoma in two winters; something which he lists among the highlights of his 15 years at RSPB. His particular interest is identification and monitoring of spoon-billed sandpiper habitats from remote sensing. When not at work he can be found outside, birding or riding one of his fleet of bikes.
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