Fighting to Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper From Extinction In Five Years
So rare and cute. The spoon-billed sandpiper blends fantasy with tragedy. In a scramble to get the word out, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology captured the first-ever high-definition video of the bird, which numbers barely 300. Audubon has the story.
By Scott Weidensaul/Photography by Gerrit Vyn
Published: November-December 2012