In June 2013 three new Sociable Lapwings were fitted with satellite tags – Boris, Irina and Ainur.
You can click on each bird’s link from the main navigation ‘Follow the Flock’ to read more about them individually or follow their amazing journey by looking at their individual maps and 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.
Eight of these birds were newly tagged with new five gram Satellite Tags (PTTs) in May 2010 and the other – our seasoned tourist ’Erzhan’ – was initially tagged four years earlier with a ten gram PTT. Amazingly he kept communicating with us for five years.
Main image © Rory McCann – August 2010.