Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Kitsafari

The race to save spoon-billed sandpipers

Recommended Posts

Kitsafari

I wasn't sure where to put this topic but since it is about a bird, I decided to put it in the birding section. 

 

Spoonbills - wherever they are found - are special. I've always found fascinating their incredibly unique beaks that bear little resemblance to other birds' beaks. So when I first heard about the plight of a tiny and rather special bird called the spoon-billed sandpiper, I took notice. 

 

anyway, here's an ongoing project to save the species from extinction, and those in the UK have probably already seen the documentary Between Clouds and Dreams. I don't think it's shown in Singapore yet. 

 

https://www.saving-spoon-billed-sandpiper.com/

 

"The spoon-billed sandpiper Calidris pygmaea is one of the most threatened birds on the planet. It breeds on the Chukotsk and Kamchatka peninsulas in the Russian Far East, migrates through Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and the Jiangsu coast of China to winter in southern China, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand, 8,000km from its breeding grounds."

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy