Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction
AUGUST 22, 2010
both 2009 and 2010, the team located around 200 Spoon-billed Sandpipers-the majority of the world population-wintering in Myanmar, most of them in the Bay of Martaban where local people target wading birds for food. Tags: birds hunting endangered species Really sad. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption.