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Monday, April 22, 2013
Helping the Spoonbill Sandpiper
This species is facing a dire future now. Here's a note from one of my oldest birding friends Tom Preston whose long time friend in Great Britain is trying to raise funds for this species. if u r interested , read on :
From: Simon Roddis
Date: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM Subject: Spoon-billed Sandpiper I'm sure all of you are aware of the plight of the Spoon-billed Sandiper. I'm sure that some of you will have seen the bird out in Asia and will view it as one of your all-time birding highlights. Mike Edgecombe of the OBC is raising funds that will go towards the various measures that are being implemented with the aim of saving the species. If you are able to sponsor him - for any amount - please do so via his justgiving page. The words below are from Mike himself:
On May 5th I will be attempting to cycle from WWT reserve in Welney, Cambridgeshire, UK over 60 miles to Cley/Salthouse on the North Norfolk coast. At the same time John (3 peaks in 24hrs) Gregory will running, with a few others, from Titchwell RSPB reserve, racing against me to finish first at Salthouse. Why we are doing this? - Because there is a race on, a real race to save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper from extinction; and this project needs our support.
http://www.saving-spoon-billed-sandpiper.com . We would really like it if you can help us raise as much as possible for the WWT via the Oriental Bird Club.
Please go to our joint JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/michael-edgecombe
email sent to me by Tom Preston, Brooklyn Bird Club member