Biologist uses Spinoza Prize for godwits, spoonbills, red knots


This is a black-tailed godwit video from Sweden.

Dutch migratory birds biologist Theunis Piersma recently won the Spinoza Prize, the highest prize for science in the Netherlands.

He said this morning to Vroege Vogels radio that he intended to use the money especially to study black-tailed godwits, spoonbills and red knots; helping with conservation of these three bird species.

Professor Theunis Piersma, world authority on the ecology of migratory birds (especially Red Knots) has been awarded The Spinoza Prize – the so-called ‘Dutch Nobel Prize’. The prize comes with an award of € 2.5 million that Piersma can spend on his research: here.

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