Shortly after this decision we had our very first application from Iwan Londo founder of the Anak Burung Birdbanding Club in Indonesia working under the supervision of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. Iwan's project involves the ringing of Javan Plovers and White headed Stilts, his request was for some celluloid colour rings plus some wing and tail measuring equipment. This was ordered and sent and has now arrived at its intended destination. We look forward to hearing more about the project as it progresses.
|Photo: Iwan Londo|
|Photo: Iwan Londo|
After that we received a communication from Eveling Tavera Fernandez the bird banding programme co-ordinator with CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad) in Peru. They were in need of some new mist nets suitable for capturing waders such as Semipalmated and Western Sandpipers and through our Trustee Chris Lamsdell we were able to supply her with the number she required.
|Photo: Eveling Tavera Fernandez|
These are small steps, but still very important ones as far as Wader Quest is concerned, we are now doing what we set up to do.
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