Wintering Spoon-billed Sandpipers found in Myanmar

Sightings of 84 Spoon-billed Sandpipers Eurynorhynchus pygmeus at two coastal wetland sites in Myanmar have cast new light on the winter distribution of this Endangered species, and confirmed that these wetlands are of international importance for their biodiversity.

The known global population of Spoon-billed Sandpiper has plunged alarmingly in the last few years to only 200-300 pairs.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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