Spoon-billed Sandpiper is back
With the efforts of many NGOs and conservationists, the spoon-billed Sandpiper appears to have restored its reproductive rhythm, and is showing signs of growth again.
According to our observations for many years, the number of them returning to coastal and estuarine flats for food has increased each year. In the bird season in 2020 (update to December 15), we recorded 5-6 individuals foraging in Go Cong beach, Tien Giang province.
This is a suitable foraging habitat for this bird, where there are long sandy beaches mixed with fine mud and located in the tidal range twice a day, these sandbanks are rich in aquatic species that feed Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
December 2020, we found 6 individual of Spoon-billied Sandpiper after 5 times field survey
With 5 times field survey in Go Cong coast, Tien Giang province, Vietnam from 24 November to 14 December 2020, Very fantastic for this years, so many shorebird visit this hot-spot destination.
We foud some Endangered birds species : Great Knot, Far eastern curlew and Normann’s Greenshank. This year more than last year (2019) with quantity of Great Knot and Red-necked Stint. More-ever, we can find some nice birds like : Curlew sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Sanderlin, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Asian Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Greater and lesser Sand Plover, Asian dowitcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit …. alls with more than quantity can seen compared with last year.
With latest field survey in 14 December 2020, we can easy found Spoon-billed Sandpiper mixed in Red-necked Stint flock, we had so fantastic photos of them and made some video as we share below
With a 2-hour drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, you will come to Go Cong beach, to see the rare species Spoon-billed Sandpiper. There are also many other shorebird migratory that you can observe. One day bird watching in Go Cong. Contact us now for bird watching tours in Vietnam and Wildlife Photography Tours.