Filming for Birds Korea Documentary on the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Written by Birds Korea member Jason Loghry

From August 10 – 13, Birds Korea team members visited various West Coast sites to capture footage and images for our upcoming documentary on the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Sites visited included Saemangeum, Geum Estuary, Seosan, and Song-Do. We also interviewed Chief Executive Spike Millington and local fisher Mr Kim Jeon Woo.

It was a very productive and exciting few days. The highlight of the project took place on Sunday at one of these key sites, when eight Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers were found amongst an estimated 25,000+ shorebirds.

The team at work, August 2013 © Lee Jung Kyu

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper, with White-faced Plover and Red-necked Stint in foreground, August 2013 © Nial Moores/Birds Korea

We’re looking forward to sharing this documentary soon in collaboration with others.

The team was comprised of Dr Nial Moores, Mr Paul Mossine, Mr Ha Jung Moon, Ms Lee Jung-Kyu, and JL. We would like to express our thanks to Mr Kim Jeon Woo and EAAFP Chief Spike Millington.


Geum Seawall, August 2013 © Paul Mossine

Bulldozer building seawall, August 2013 © Paul Mossine

Shorebirds at west coast tidal site, August 2013 © Paul Mossine

Mr Kim Jeon Woo being interviewed, August 2013 © Paul Mossine


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