12 of 23previous next
12. Russian field biologist-Vyn-110702-10119.jpg
Russian ornithologist Nikolay Yakushev searching for Spoon-billed Sandpiper nests in coastal moraine hills during the species quiet incubation period. Nikolay has been studying Spoon-billed Sandpipers at Meinypilgyno for many years. The species only breeds on a narrow coastal strip where the vegetation is appropriate (due to coastal weather) and feeding areas are close by (spits and coastal lagoons). Though their historical range covered a long coastline from Northern Chukotka to Kamchatka,...