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.

Chris Packham

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is an extraordinary bird in terrible trouble but sadly it is not alone there. However, by using the WWT’s skills and technologies it is not yet beyond conservation and by focusing upon this avian celebrity we should be able to draw the world’s attention to an incredible but endangered flyway where millions of birds rely on a network of habitats for their future. If we can secure one we may secure them all – worth a go I’d say. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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