Headstarting is a collaborative effort between WWT, BirdsRussia and the RSPB, and occurs as part of the International Arctic Expedition mounted each year by BirdsRussia under the leadership of Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskiy.
Recently hatched spoonie! Photo by Nikolay Yakushev.

News from the Field: The story so far…

An update from Nikolay Yakushev 7th July 2020 This field season is one of the most unusual for our team because of the ongoing covid pandemic. In the past when we saw an atypical season, it was due to the weather. All of the team members had to follow complex procedures on our way to
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Spoon-billed Sandpiper L5 already returned this year. Photo by Egor Loktionov.

News from the Field: All systems go!

This year presented some unexpected challenges. In the weeks leading up to the summer expedition it was unclear whether the team could proceed; and certainly not in the usual manner. Birds Russia came up with plans A through D, covering all scenarios and potential challenges that may
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