‘The Amazing Journey’ project was designed primarily to improve our understanding of the migration routes that Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwings use so that conservation measures can be put in place.
The data we are now obtaining is proving extremely interesting. For example Tatyana, an adult female Sociable Lapwing tagged in May 2010 at Kantarlau in Eastern Kazakhstan, is now either in Central Iraq or in northern Saudi Arabia close to the border with Jordan. In early September we speculated that she would follow a westerly migration route much like other Sociable Lapwings from the central Kazakhstan population. While we can’t tell her precise location with absolute certainty from the transmission we received, what we now know is that some birds from the far east do not all go down to India as suspected, but some head for the Middle East or perhaps even NE Africa.
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