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Meet the new birds

Meet the birds that were tagged during summer 2015 and who are about to start their Amazing Journey.

Another five tags fitted

Our team in the field fit another five tags to adult Sociable Lapwings, giving a total of nine to follow during this autumn’s migration.

Testing new capture methods

The field team from Kazakhstan tell us more about their trip to attach satellite tags in June 2015.

More tags, more data

Bringing more readers to the Amazing Journey website.

Finding somewhere to settle down

Boris and Shirin move on, looking for the best place to settle down for breeding.

Boris and Shirin are back in Kazakhstan

Both Boris and Shirin have made it back to Kazakhstan, and are now looking for a place to settle for breeding.

Heading north

Shirin reaches Azerbaijan on her journey back to the breeding grounds.

Hanna is on the move again

As Sociable Lapwings start travelling north in their spring migration, Hanna is the first tagged bird to make a move.

Winter habitat use in Africa and India

Satellite tags not only help us follow birds on migration, but also enable us to track their use of habitats during their winter season.

A day in pursuit of Sociable Lapwings on the steppes of Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Turan Çetin, working for Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey), gives us a personal account of what a typical day in the field is like…