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Old Monday 22nd September 2008, 16:46   #1
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Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China

Hi Folks, Xiaoming, Mcaribou et.al

I'm posting this in the hope that we can help the species recovery team with as much genuine data/records of Spoon-billed Sandpipers coming from China as possible - age/date/location etc
I passed on Mcaribou's fine observation of six adults in August as well as asking various observers I know in China to do the same.

There is a new hypothesis that Spoon-billed Sandpipers could be crossing mainland China from their wintering grounds in Bangladesh in Spring/possibly Autumn. Could you pass on the word to other observers and let me know of any possible sightings around Dongting Hu and any other potential inland sites?

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Old Thursday 6th November 2008, 14:29   #2
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Visited the wintering ground at Minjiang Estuary near Fuzhou city with Paul Holt from 31 Oct to 2 Nov.
5 spooner on 31 Oct,and 10 on 2 Nov by Paul(I just counted 7).
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Old Sunday 9th November 2008, 15:03   #3
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Great birds
Hope I can see it one day.
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Old Sunday 21st December 2008, 03:13   #4
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still 6 spooner at Minjiang Estuary on 30 Nov.
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Old Friday 1st May 2009, 10:29   #5
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They're coming back to Rudong.
Yesterday I saw at least two(one winter,one breeding plumage),with about 10,000 shorebirds.
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Old Thursday 7th May 2009, 07:42   #6
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checked the photos by Ulf,a Swedish birder on 29 Apr and we found there were actually more,most of which were in breeding plumage.
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Old Tuesday 12th May 2009, 05:47   #7
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On 11 May I saw 7(6 br,1 win) spooners at Rudong.
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On May 24,one spooner (br) at Rudong.
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Old Tuesday 2nd June 2009, 18:33   #9
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Great stuff Mcaribou, keep up the good work! Not heard of any records from the Hebei coast this year, Happy Island etc. The breeding survey is about to start, fingers crossed it's a successful season this year.

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Back from Xinjiang.Many birds in nest.Highlight includes two adult and at least one hatchling of Imperial Eagle.
Hope Spooner's breeding goes well and they'll come back to Rudong soon.
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Back from Xinjiang.Many birds in nest.Highlight includes two adult and at least one hatchling of Imperial Eagle.
Hope Spooner's breeding goes well and they'll come back to Rudong soon.
I'll let you know the results Mcaribou, survey team on location right now, fingers crossed!
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8 Nordmann's Greenshank in Rudong on 27 July.Now in a sea trip in Shandong trying to find Chinese Crested Tern.
I think Spooner will have arrived when I get back to Shanghai next week.
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Hi rockfowl
what's going on about the survey?
at Rudong,one adult was recorded on 24 Aug.
in early Sep I may be free to visit Rudong to see if there're more Spooners there.
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At Rudong I saw 3 Spooners(all adults) on 5 Sep and 7(all adults) on 6 Sep,with 5 Nordmann's Greenshank.
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I'm going to be in Shanghai from 19 - 23 rd September and will be heading to Chongming for at least one night. I'm looking forward to seeing some good migration activity.
Also where's a good place to stay there?
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Chongming is a big island.It's according to where u visit.If u visit Dongtan NR at the east end of the island, u can night at Qianshao (Nongchang) Town which is 8km from the NR.
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Look out for Chinese Parrotbill in the reeds - Dongtan is a top spot.

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A pupil birdwatcher took a photo of SBS in geziwo, Beidaihe.

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Thanks folks,

I'll let you know the survey details as soon as clarified although I hear it is once again not good news!

Xiaoming, where is 'geziwo' in Beidaihe?
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Geziwo is literally Pigeon's nest (park) - the formal name of the park on the point at the sand flats. So tricky how many names a place can have
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Thanks folks,

I'll let you know the survey details as soon as clarified although I hear it is once again not good news!

Xiaoming, where is 'geziwo' in Beidaihe?
Just the place where we waited for the Cranes.
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Fantastic record then, for me anyway as I spend a lot of time there - I knew there was always hope of bumping into one in the Spring sometime!
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one Spooner was recorded near Dongtan NR,Shanghai on 4 Oct.
steadily recorded at Rudong.
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only 2 SBS and 6 NG left in Rudong on 19 Oct.I guess they'll leave near the end of Oct.
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still one SBS in Rudong on 31 Oct,before a cold front arrived.
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