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Rare Sandpipers Found in Myanmar

by Pat Coate | February 15, 2008
"It was a big relief that we finally have come close to solving the mystery of the wintering sandpipers."
- Christopher Zockler, international-survey team member

Coast of Myanmar - Eighty-four spoon-billed sandpipers have been discovered in a coastal stretch of Myanmar (Burma), offering hope for the endangered birds, a conservation group said Thursday.

The discovery of 84 birds wintering in Myanmar -- only one of which appears to have come from Siberia -- raises the prospect of breeding grounds elsewhere, BirdLife said.

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