Spoon Billed Sandpipers are a critically endangered species that are currently breeding in Russia. There are approximately 200 breeding pairs left. There is an emergency effort going on to try and save these unique birds. If you want to donate to the cause of saving this bird I think you can do so at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website. Its such an amazing bird! But there is much worry about whether it will survive. There is a some good news though. Earlier this week seventeen baby sandpipers hatched while in captivity. Hopefully since they are under protection from predators they will survive and create more offspring.