09 Jul '11, 1pm

BirdLife Species Champions strike gold in Chukotka: Heritage Expeditions - a BirdLife Species Champion supportin...

BirdLife Species Champions strike gold in Chukotka: Heritage Expeditions - a BirdLife Species Champion supportin...

These new surveys have been carefully designed to look for breeding birds in coastal areas where scientists predicted they should be present but had previously been unable to explore. As the only access to these remote areas is by sea, the costs of mounting searches have previously been prohibitive and so they have remained unexplored until now. When Heritage Expeditions became a Species Champion for Spoon-billed Sandpiper the opportunity unfolded and so, with careful planning in conjunction with BirdLife, Heritage Expeditions’ vessel - Spirit of Enderby – provided the ideal access solution. Heritage’s passengers and experienced guides, travelling ashore in zodiacs, were valuable and enthusiastic participants searching under the guidance of experts from the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/07/birdlife-specie...

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