With Spring in the air, Boris, Irina and Ainur – the three Sociable Lapwings we fitted with satellite tags in Kakakhstan last summer – have all left their wintering areas and are now on the way back to their breeding grounds.
Hot on the heels of the news that Boris had arrived in Sudan, we discovered that Ainur has continued her, very different, journey south too and that she is now in southern Pakistan.
All three of our satellite-tagged Sociable Lapwings are still transmitting strong signals. Of note is the particularly fast migration south by Irina who is now in Eastern Turkey.
With a lack of trackable Sociable Lapwings to report on over the last year, we are delighted to now reactivate the Amazing Journey website to bring you news about the migrations of three new birds that scientists from RSPB and ACBK fitted with satellite tags earlier this year.
Ainur, 123087 first move on September 22nd , 2013.38.09N, 65.6E
Ainur is an adult female Sociable Lapwing tagged on June 4th, 2013 about 100km south west of Astana in Central Kazakhstan. In Kazakh her name means ‘shine of the moon’. 50.10493, 70.54606 In order to help our scientists spot her in a large flock during migration she was colour ringed. Her colour ring combination is [...]