Roman and Sveta have been married for over thirty years and as well as also being a member of the “Friends of the spoon-billed sandpiper” in Meinypil’gyno, he, like Sveta, is crucial to the annual expeditions, organising all of the logistical transport and collection of expedition equipment from Anadyr in early spring so that everything is in place for the team once they arrive in May. In addition to this, Roman also makes sure that all of the quad bikes, necessary for surveying and egg collection, are in full working order and carries out repairs when necessary. If that is not enough, none of the expeditions to search for and survey new breeding sites would be possible without Roman and his “kerzhak” (a big foot truck), which along with his intricate knowledge of the area, are required to make the long and sometime dangerous journeys to remote locations.
@BirdLife_News did you succeed to #SaveSpoonie?
OBC’s first webinar on the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper is now available online —
Thank you again to everyone who attended our wader webinar last weekend! We hope you enjoyed the presentations. 💚😁
In case you missed it, the full webinar is now available to WATCH HERE: https://www.orientalbirdclub.org/club-news/2021/3/22/spoon-billed-sandpipers-and-the-east-asian-australasian-flyway-webinar
Update on #savespoonie status: conservation measures critical in slowing decline since 2010, but more needs to be done. Vital evidence from @RSPBScience @_BTO @WWTconservation @SBS_TF @SBS_in_China Birds Russia, and partners.
How many Spoon-billed Sandpipers are there?
New paper in @WaderStudy:
I've added some key points to the end to last year's blog about spoonies:
#waders #shorebirds #ornithology