Hanna moves on to Afghanistan

Hanna moves on to Afghanistan

Hanna crosses into Afghanistan, while Boris reaches Sudan

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Border crossings

Border crossings

Sociable Lapwing movements highlight the need for cross-boundary conservation co-operation.

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Syria, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

Syria, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

The amazing journey continues as Shirin reaches Africa.

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Onwards into the Middle East

Onwards into the Middle East

Five birds tracked in five different countries, as the western flock moves further south.

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Irina flys again!

Irina flys again!

In an unexpected turn of events, Irina reappears!

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Four tagged birds, two migration routes

The exciting start of this year’s Sociable Lapwing autumn migration sees two of our four tagged birds heading towards Turkey and the Middle East, while the others make their way down to Turkmenistan.

Summer on the steppe

This summer Boris and Irina returned safely to the breeding grounds, having wintered in Sudan and Saudi Arabia respectively, although after their long journeys neither bird ended up where we expected.

Boris & Irina reunite in Azerbaijan

After spending the winter far apart in Eastern Sudan and Western Saudi Arabia respectively, Boris and Irina have apparently reunited in Azerbaijan during their long journeys home to Kazakhstan.

Spring is in the air

With Spring in the air – Boris, Irina and Ainur, the three Sociable Lapwings we fitted with satellite tags in Kazakhstan last summer, have all left their wintering areas and are now on the way back to their breeding grounds.

A New Year Message

“Two thousand and fourteen will be another challenging year for the field workers, conservationists and champions supporting the Sociable Lapwing conservation programme. I wish you all Good Luck.” Richard Porter – BirdLife Middle East Advisor.