The Amazing Journey

By regularly visiting this website you can join BirdLife International’s scientists studying the migration of Sociable Lapwings Vanellus gregarius that RSPB (BirdLife’s UK Partner and conservation project leader) and ACBK (our project partner in Kazakhstan) have tagged with state-of-the-art satellite transmitters.

The Amazing Journey will provide regular updates throughout migrations as we follow the birds’ progress and learn vital information that will help us understand more about the Sociable Lapwing’s flyway. Our conservation partners, in each country along the birds’ route, will be monitoring the bird’s progress in the field, feeding back information and keep a watchful eye open to ensure the birds are safe and free from hunting pressure.

We also receive very valuable information from birders and photographers who find Sociable Lapwings while they are in the field. Their reports are making a significant contribution to our understanding of the movements of these birds and we welcome everyone’s sightings.  If you have seen and/or photographed a Sociable Lapwing recently please send us your records online here.

Why not join us and become a regular visitor to this site and, alongside conservation experts, witness the extraordinary spectacle unfold as the mysteries of the Sociable Lapwing’s migration are revealed.

Within the Amazing Journey website you’ll be able to learn about Sociable Lapwings, read about the birds we’ve tagged, follow their migration, find out about the conservation underway, meet the BirdLife scientists doing it and even get involved yourself.

If you’d like to keep up with this unfolding story you can sign up here for regular email alerts that will provide up to date information on exactly where the birds have got to.

Jim Lawrence – Development Manager – BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Image credit: Phillip Meister