For the birds and the children …. Amazing Journey of Spoon-billed Sandpiper

An amazing project – ‘for the birds’!

Published on Jun 27, 2013

The aim of the project was to promote the conservation of a Critically Endangered bird species called Spoon-billed Sandpiper. The population is now less than 200 pairs. Each year, this small shorebird has to fly from their breeding ground at Siberia, Russia down to South East Asia for wintering. The main threats it is facing are intertidal habitat loss throughout its migratory and wintering ranges, as well as bird trapping.
This project involved 500 children and helpers from 12 areas and 8 countries (Russia, Republic of Korea, Japan, mainland China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh). Children helped colouring the animation one picture by onepicture. About 1200 pictures were coloured.
The project was organized by the China Programme of BirdLife International/Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and was sponsored by Eric Hosking Trust.



  1. Such a beautiful project, I hope it has an impact. It does seem like getting children involved in conservation is a great investment for the future.

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