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Issue: 50
12/25/2010
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Happy Holidays to all our birding friends! All of us here at Nikon's BATV wish you the best for the season and the best for 2011.

Our new season on VERSUS kicks off on the 28th December and will run through 2011. We will be re-airing a few old favorites from around the world but watch out for new episodes later in the season from cool destinations like Israel and Jamaica. See more details below.

Other news is that James is a featured weekly blog writer on 10,000 Birds. You can follow his posts at www.10000birds.com and use the tag "worldwide birding adventures" to read his articles. James will be speaking at the Everglades Birding Festival on the 13th January and at the Space Coast Birding Festival at 10.15 am on January 29th, 2011.
 
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THE TV SHOW WHERE BIRDS OF A FEATHER ADVENTURE TOGETHER
 
Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper! 
BirdLife's work to save two key resting and feeding sites in China, used by one of the world's oddest and most appealing waterbirds is to receive support from Disney's Friends for Change initiative. The project,  'Saving Spoony's Chinese Wetlands ' will receive at least $25,000. But if children around the world decide to give it their vote, that support could rise to $50,000, or even $100,000.

Spoony- the Spoon-billed Sandpiper- is one of the rarest birds in the world. It gets its name from its spoon-shaped beak, which it uses to pick up food from the mud left uncovered when the tide goes out.
Every year it flies over 9,000 km from the Arctic tundra in Russia, where it nests, to the tropics of southern Asia, where it spends the winter. Then, in spring, it flies all the way back again. But the bird that carries its own cutlery is in danger of having nowhere to go to eat. The tidal mudflats it depends on to rest and refuel on its incredible journey are being drained and covered with houses and factories. Fewer and fewer Spoon-billed Sandpipers make it back to breed each year, and unless we act quickly, this tough and determined little bird could soon be gone for ever. There may be as few as 400 left, down from 2,000 just 10 years ago.
                Spoon-billed Snadpiper

BirdLife's China Programme, the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society and friends in China, including the Wild Bird Society of Shanghai and Fujian Bird Watching Society will work at two wetlands near Shanghai, which Spoon-billed Sandpipers stop at on their way round China's coast. Gathering information about all the waterbirds that use these two wetlands will help us protect them better.
Talks, games and field trips will be organised for children at local schools, to inspire them about the values of wetlands and wildlife. Students will be encouraged to form Conservation Groups, and become the ambassadors for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, telling local people and the government that there is a bird nearby that needs their help. Voting opened on 29th November. You can help the Spoon-billed Sandpiper with registering on the Disney website and giving Spoony your vote: 

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Season 2 of Nikon's BATV is now available online at www.BirdingAdventures.com. Featuring incredible destinations from around the globe, this 3-set DVD pack is stuffed full of cool birds and amazing wildlife from 12 different Nikon's BATV episodes. Season 1 is also available from our shop.

                    BATV Season 2                         BATV season 1

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TV SCHEDULE
Nikon's BATV airs this coming Tuesday at 12.30 pm EST on VERSUS and every Saturday morning at 7.00 am EST. The upcoming schedule for January is as follows:

Dec 28 at 12.30 pm EST                   Ridgway's Hawk, Dominican Republic
Jan 1 at 7.00 am EST                       
Ridgway's Hawk, Dominican Republic
Jan 4 at 12.30 pm EST                      Glossy Black Cockatoos, Australia
Jan 8 at 7.00 am EST                       
Glossy Black Cockatoos, Australia
Jan 11 at 12.30 pm EST                    Western Bowerbird, Australia
Jan 15 at 7.00 am EST                      Western Bowerbird, Australia
Jan 18 at 12.30 pm EST                    Rainbow Pitta, Australia
Jan 22 at 7.00 am EST                      Rainbow Pitta, Australia 
Jan 25 at 12.30 pm EST                    Least Terns and Toucanets, The Gulf of Mexico & Suriname
Jan 29 at 7.00 am EST                      Least Terns and Toucanets, The Gulf of Mexico & Suriname

All BATV shows also air on DirecTV channel 354 on the R&R network. Additionally you can catch the shows on the Untamed Sports Network three times a week.


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