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a.1.(Zool.) Having the bill expanded and spatulate at the end.
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30pm: In Search of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper: wildlife of the Russian Far East, talk by Steve Culley.
She will lead the way in programming and delivering multi-million pound infrastructure projects to support military training, improve defence capability and oversee the draw down of Army units from Germany | FRIDAY AUGUST 23: The UK''s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) worked with Russian scientists to help boost numbers of one of the world's rarest birds by sourcing eggs from spoon-billed sandpipers.
A helper at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust holds a young spoon-billed sandpiper.
The popular ecologist was at the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust's Washington Wetland Centre to talk about a campaign to preserve the spoon-billed sandpiper.
Mike is visiting all nine wetlands centres in England in a challenge to raise money for a spoon-billed sandpiper feeding programme.
The importance of the Yellow Sea for such imperiled species as Nordmann's Greenshank (Tringa guttifer), or the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)--the world's rarest shorebird-cannot be overstated.
The discovery of 84 spoon-billed sandpipers in a coastal stretch of Burma offers hope for saving the endangered birds, conservationists Bird Life International said today.
This supposedly saves the CO2 that you have blown flying half way around the world for a spoon-billed sandpiper.
Rare species which are unlikely to survive include the Ethiopian Gelada baboon, Australia's mountain pygmy opossum, the Mexican monarch butterfly and the Arctic spoon-billed sandpiper.