Tong joined the expedition team in Chukotka to track red-necked stint migration with geolocators and study their breeding ecology, hoping some information on stint biology may benefit research and conservation of spoon-billed sandpipers as well. He also helps with survey and monitoring of spoon-billed sandpipers and other shorebirds, and is grateful for the opportunity to learn about the Arctic.
Currently a doctoral student in EEB at Princeton University, Tong is interested in how migratory shorebirds respond to habitat changes at both local and global scales, and how to allocate and manage protected areas for most effective conservation planning, with a special focus on the Yellow Sea region of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Being a flagship species of shorebird conservation, Tong is also involved in many spoon-billed sandpiper projects, such as banding, survey and education at his field site in Jiangsu, China.
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!
[2/2] You can download the kit for free here. https://bit.ly/3iIgXew
If you would like to #translate the kit into your language, please contact #HKBWS and I am sure they are very willing to work with you!
#SaveSpoonie #勺嘴鷸 #勺嘴鹬 #ヘラシギ
11 #ISTC20 #Sesh7 For example, #HKBWS and @wbsj_tsubame made this educational material on spoon-billed sandpipers in 5 languages. This requires much more effort than just producing it in one language but it’s needed for the material to be used by local educators across countries.