News Sociable Lapwing

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save...

Tue, 31/05/2016
The project by BirdLife partners in Turkey, Bulgaria and Hungary is meant to protect species in the Anatolian steppes.

New Sociable Lapwing habitats discovered in...

Tue, 12/04/2016
Very little was known about the Critically Endangered species' migratory route through Central and South Asia. That could soon change.

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species...

Wed, 11/11/2015
BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.

Record Sociable Lapwing flock found in Uzbekistan

Mon, 22/10/2012
During UzSPB's first official surveys for Sociable Lapwings this autumn they made a remarkable discovery - more than 400 birds present at the Talimarzhan Reservoir.

Swarovski Optik announces new conservation...

Thu, 24/03/2011
Swarovski Optik announce they will be providing further support for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Syria hosts inaugural meeting of the Sociable...

Fri, 18/03/2011
Conservation scientists and government officials from fourteen countries spanning three co

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in...

Fri, 11/02/2011
Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.

Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a...

Thu, 27/01/2011
After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fourth year running we can confirm he is now back in a wintering flock in Sudan.

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010
After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a new transmission just received from Dinara is very welcome news and marks another important milestone in our growing understanding of the complexity of Sociable Lapwing migration. Two transmissions recorded on November 13th confirm Dinara has now arrived in central Pakistan, in the Indus floodplain not far from Shujaabad.

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site...

Thu, 28/10/2010
On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010
After more than a month without word, Dinara (a Sociable Lapwing) sprung a double surprise today when we received not only a new transmission with details of her current location but also confirmation that she is in southern Uzbekistan!

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010
Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.

Sociable Lapwing Tracking - RSPB Video

Thu, 19/08/2010
Check out the new RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) video about tracking Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan.

Saving the Sociable Lapwing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme interview with Species Guardians of the Sociable Lapwing - Dr Rob Sheldon (RSPB, BirdLife in the UK), and Andreas Pittl (Swarovski Optik).