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Settling in for the winter

Other than Ajaz, most of the birds have been relatively settled over the last week.

Maysa and Tesfaye both in Pakistan

Our tagged birds are beginning to reach their wintering grounds, although the final destination of the eastern birds in particular is as yet unknown.

Nikoo reaches Sudan

Nikoo reaches Sudan, while Tesfaye is in Pakistan – with the other tagged birds expected to settle in wintering grounds soon. Kiryl has gone missing.

More on the Tallymerjan expedition

Paul Donald, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB, tells us more about the autumn surveys in Turkmenistan.

Kiryl on the move at last

Kiryl finally leaves the breeding grounds and heads off towards the Middle East and North Africa.

Sanjar reaches Saudi Arabia

Sanjar’s migration takes him deep into Saudi Arabia, while the other birds on the western flyway are not far behind.

Vyan heads west

Vyan crosses the Caspian Sea to join the other birds on the western route.

Western birds reach Turkey, with eastern birds at the Uzbek/Turkmen border

With two birds on the Uzbek/Turkmen border, two reaching Turkey, and four en route, new information is coming in every day to add to our knowledge of Sociable Lapwings.

Kiryl is a late starter, and is Vyan having a change of heart?

Kiryl has still not made a move from the breeding grounds near Zhanteke, but is alive and well, with three satellite tag readings yesterday (20th September) as he moves around. Meanwhile, Maysa has joined Tesfaye on the Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan border, where for the last few years tagged birds have staged before attempting to cross the mountains of […]

Three going east, five going west…and one reluctant to travel

Eight of the nine tagged birds are on the move.