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Guest Post 4: Zhang Lin – Spoon-billed Sandpipers at Yangkou, Rudong County

The fourth guest post on Birding Beijing is the first from a Chinese national.  Followers of this blog will know that, soon after I arrived in Beijing last August, I arranged to visit a small town called Yangkou in Rudong … Continue reading

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Rudong

A video, hopefully conveying a sense of the trip to Rudong, can be seen here.. Starring local birders and Spoon-billed Sandpiper experts Zhang Lin and Tong Menxiu.

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Spooners – the full story

After making contact with local birder Zhang Lin, I arranged for him to guide me for two days with the primary objective to see the ‘Critically Endangered’ Spoon-billed Sandpiper.  This charismatic wader has declined dramatically in the last few years … Continue reading

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Spooners!

A brief update on my trip to Rudong with Shanghai birders Zhang Lin and Tong Mienxu.  Fuller account to follow.  First, I have to blurt it out – I saw SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER!!!  In fact, I had four sightings (2 on … Continue reading

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