JANUARY 3, 2015
It breeds on a few rocky islands in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of North Korea. The story of the Black-faced Spoonbill is one of recovery. Hurray! From a global low of less than 300 birds in the late 80’s, the species has recovered to 2726, according to a survey in early 2014. Despite this recent comeback, it is still the rarest of the spoonbills as well as being the smallest ( Platelea minor ) and the most range-restricted.