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.
Nanthar Island and Mayyu Estuary

Important Spoon-billed Sandpiper location becomes Myanmar’s 6th Ramsar site!

An update from Christoph Zöckler When in 2006 the second winter search Expedition of the SBS Task Force found eight Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Teknaf at the southern tip of Bangladesh, we looked across to Myanmar and dreamt of going there to continue our search. Gillian Bunting, the GI
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Gulf of Mottama. Photo by Christoph Zockler.

New protection for a key spoon-billed sandpiper site in Myanmar

From Christoph Zockler The government of Myanmar has designated part of the Gulf of Mottama in Mon State, a key site for spoon-billed sandpipers, as Myanmar’s fourth Ramsar site. It’s great news for spoon-billed sandpipers and wetland conservation in Myanmar. Myanmar is home to
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Displaying Ruff while waiting in Anadyr (c) Sayam U. Chowdury

From Chittagong to Chukotka

Sayam writes: I was sitting on a boat under the full moon in the mudflats of Myanmar when Christoph invited me to join the 2012 Spoon-billed Sandpiper expedition to Chukotka. Saying ‘yes’ immediately was the easy part, as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper has a precious place in my heart. Th
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Snow in the summer

Karin writes: June 1 marks the first day of the meteorological summer—the three warmest months of the year—but the summer in Meinypil’gyno began with snow and frost. Tom is in awe of how the SbS and other tiny waders leave places like Myanmar in the hottest season, to fly
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