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.
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!