Spoon-billed sandpiper animated film offers hope

28 June 2013 | News story

CEC member Barrie Cooper from Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK shares this film which features some of the threats to the survival of the spoon-billed sandpiper but it also offers hope! 

Spoon-billed sandpiper is one of the world’s most charismatic birds, but also one of the rarest and most threatened says Barrie Cooper. It breeds up in North-East Russia and migrates along the East Asia flyway through where a lot of its feeding and roosting sites have been lost. Most of the birds spend the winter on the coastal mudflats of Bangladesh and Myanmar. This short animated film tells the story of its migration and features some of the threats to its survival. But it also offers hope. 500 young people in 8 countries along the Spoon-billed sandpiper migration flyway coloured in the individual frames.

The film was produced by Vivian Fu from the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society, with support from various BirdLife Partners.

To view the film click here.