Birds Korea: Spoon-billed Sandpiper Research

After research in the Nakdong Estuary on September 27th, a small team of researchers will be at Saemangeum and in the Geum Estuary from September 30th to October 3rd, and again at the Nakdong Estuary between October 4th and 6th. Our aim is to identify the best research methods for a more detailed study on Spoon-billed Sandpiper feeding ecology (planned for 2012). There are now only 300 Spoon-billed Sandpiper remaining in the world. It is therefore Korea’s rarest bird. To save this species from extinction, first we need to learn what they need – including what they eat. More on this research will be posted on the blog and websites.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper roosting site. Nakdong Estuary, September 2011.

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