Fighting to Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper From Extinction In Five Years

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
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What a wonderful SBS article +

Dear Scott & Gerrit
Thank you so much for writing this wonderful article and for shooting the film in Chukotka. As someone who has done 2 trips to the Russian Far East in order to search for new nesting sites for these adorable birds (and finding one), I want to tell you how very powerful your video and article are. I am trying to raise funds for BirdLife Internation and WWT (the captive breeding environmental organisation) as well as Bird Russia by undertaking talks to raise awareness of the wonderful work being undertaken on the East Asian/Australasian Flyway as well as in Russia, Mayanmar & Bangladesh.
Many thanks from Helena

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