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8. Russian field biologist-Vyn-110702-10119.tif
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,...