Jing started her conservation effort as a bird-watcher in 2006. She saw her first spoon-billed sandpiper in 2008, when she was a greenhand volunteer for the China Coastal Waterbird census team, and this changed her career path. In 2009, Jing and her team started the regular counts of waterbirds on the Yangkou mudflats and then expanded the survey sites to the whole of Rudong county and Dongtai Tiaozini in 2012, the most important stop-over sites for spoon-billed sandpiper and millions of other shorebirds in the Yellow Sea.
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