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Settling down for the winter

After their long and amazing journeys, our tagged Sociable Lapwings settle down for the winter months.

Crossing the mountains

Hanna makes an amazing journey across the mountains from Afghanistan to India.

Border crossings

Sociable Lapwing movements highlight the need for cross-boundary conservation co-operation.

Syria, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

The amazing journey continues as Shirin reaches Africa.

Onwards into the Middle East

Five birds tracked in five different countries, as the western flock moves further south.

Irina flys again!

In an unexpected turn of events, Irina reappears!

Summer on the steppe

This summer Boris and Irina returned safely to the breeding grounds, having wintered in Sudan and Saudi Arabia respectively, although after their long journeys neither bird ended up where we expected.

Boris & Irina reunite in Azerbaijan

After spending the winter far apart in Eastern Sudan and Western Saudi Arabia respectively, Boris and Irina have apparently reunited in Azerbaijan during their long journeys home to Kazakhstan.

Spring is in the air

With Spring in the air – Boris, Irina and Ainur, the three Sociable Lapwings we fitted with satellite tags in Kazakhstan last summer, have all left their wintering areas and are now on the way back to their breeding grounds.

“My search for Irina in Tabuk”

Following the discovery that Irina had reached North West Saudi Arabia in late October, further satellite transmissions mid-November indicated she was still present near Tabuk.