Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Asian Poaching and Subsistence

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) feeding alongside other migratory shorebirds. If threats on the wintering grounds and at Yellow Sea stopover sites are not addressed the Spoon-billed Sandpiper will be one in a long line of migratory Arctic waders to go extinct. Spoon-billed Sandpipers at this site were extremely wary. Rakhnine State, Myanmar. January.
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Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) feeding alongside other migratory shorebirds. If threats on the wintering grounds and at Yellow Sea stopover sites are not addressed the Spoon-billed Sandpiper will be one in a long line of migratory Arctic waders to go extinct. Spoon-billed Sandpipers at this site were extremely wary. Rakhnine State, Myanmar. January.

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Keywords:
Burma
Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Foraging
Myanmar
Nan Thar Island
Rakhine State
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
basic plumage
bird
critically endangered
estuary
feeding
intertidal zone
mud flats
shorebird
wader
winter plumage
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