July 2013 – vol. 106, issue 7 Twenty critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks have hatched under expert care in the Russian Far East. Conservationists took the eggs from the wild, in order to protect them from extreme weather and predators. The first hatched early last Wednesday morning and they continued until the last hatched on Sunday evening. Numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpipers have plummeted in recent year... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.