In June 2013 three new Sociable Lapwings were fitted with satellite tags (Boris, Irina and Ainur), followed by three more in June 2014 (Hanna, Shirin and Stepaniya). While unfortunately, Ainur’s tag has now stopped transmitting, during the 2014 autumn migration we have still been closely following five birds and learning important information about their whereabouts and the threats they face.
You can click on each bird’s link from the main navigation ‘Follow the Flock’ to read more about them individually and follow their amazing journey by reading specific posts on their progress. You can find out more about satellite tagging here.
During the Autumn 2010 migration we followed the progress of nine Sociable Lapwings – Abaj, Alia, Dinara, Erzhan, Jibek, Lena, Raushan, Svetlana and Tatyana – as they headed south from Kazakhstan to their wintering grounds. Regrettably none of these birds’ transmitters are functioning any longer.
One seasoned tourist ‘Erzhan’ kept communicating with us for five years.
Main image © Rory McCann – August 2010.