Rare Sandpipers Found in Myanmar
"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.