Finding somewhere to settle down

Finding somewhere to settle down

Boris and Shirin move on, looking for the best place to settle down for breeding.

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Boris and Shirin are back in Kazakhstan

Boris and Shirin are back in Kazakhstan

Both Boris and Shirin have made it back to Kazakhstan, and are now looking for a place to settle for breeding.

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Heading north

Heading north

Shirin reaches Azerbaijan on her journey back to the breeding grounds.

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Hanna is on the move again

Hanna is on the move again

As Sociable Lapwings start travelling north in their spring migration, Hanna is the first tagged bird to make a move.

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Winter habitat use in Africa and India

Winter habitat use in Africa and India

Satellite tags not only help us follow birds on migration, but also enable us to track their use of habitats during their winter season.

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A day in pursuit of Sociable Lapwings on the steppes of Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Turan Çetin, working for Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey), gives us a personal account of what a typical day in the field is like…

Settling down for the winter

After their long and amazing journeys, our tagged Sociable Lapwings settle down for the winter months.

Crossing the mountains

Hanna makes an amazing journey across the mountains from Afghanistan to India.

Hanna moves on to Afghanistan

Hanna crosses into Afghanistan, while Boris reaches Sudan

Border crossings

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