Dinara celebrates New Year in India

A new transmission just received from Dinara now locates her close to the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India.

Our last update on Dinara’s location was in early December when she was at the Great Rann of Kutch just inside the Pakistan border. Since then we know she remained in the area until at least mid December but is likely to have flown over the border, travelling about 250k further south east, to her current location during the last week of December. This follows an anticipated pattern as there have been several previous records of birds found wintering in Gujarat.

Dinara has played a very important role in helping us understand the Eastern flyway that was long-suspected but previously unconfirmed. Her Amazing Journey has enabled us to now fully document the route taken by a Sociable Lapwing from its breeding grounds in Eastern Kazakhstan to its wintering grounds in India for the first time.

We are grateful for a further record of Sociable Lapwings wintering nearby sent to us by Giri Cavale who recorded six birds at the Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India on December 14th 2010. Mr. Cavale has also published an excellent photograph of one of these birds which Facebook users can view by clicking here.

If you’d like to keep in touch with Dinara and the other Sociable Lapwings’ Amazing Journey you can sign up for email alerts that will advise you when we add new information to this website.

Related posts:

  1. Dinara tracked from breeding to wintering grounds
  2. Dinara springs double surprise
  3. Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway
  4. Dinara – 1st update
  5. Dinara – 2nd Update

9 Responses

  1. Dean Eades 05. Jan, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Superb great trip

  2. Ketki 05. Jan, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Wonderful reading about DInara

  3. aditya roy 06. Jan, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    i had sighted 4 sociables in little rann of kutch on 10th and 11th december,2010

    http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=194963

    http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=195035

  4. Bhasmang Mehta 12. Jan, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Wow………. this is so wonderful stuff……

  5. jim 27. Jan, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    Hi Bhasmang – thanks for your support. We are really glad you appreciate the conservation required and are following these birds with us. Remember, if you haven’t signed up for email alerts you can do so here and make sure you follow the Sociable Lapwings every step of the way.

    Now the birds are firmly established on their wintering grounds but in only just over a month they will be starting to head back north for another breeding season. So don’t forget to check in regularly for updates, videos and more exciting news from Swarovski Optik.

    Regards

    Jim

  6. bharat rughani 30. Jan, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    i saw 5 socible lapwing in little run of kutchh,in dec,last week.,,and also show in 1985 i show at barda sagar dame,near porbander.

  7. sindhu 22. Oct, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    nice

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