Our tagged birds are beginning to reach their wintering grounds, although the final destination of the eastern birds in particular is as yet unknown.
Nikoo reaches Sudan, while Tesfaye is in Pakistan – with the other tagged birds expected to settle in wintering grounds soon. Kiryl has gone missing.
Paul Donald, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB, tells us more about the autumn surveys in Turkmenistan.
Kiryl finally leaves the breeding grounds and heads off towards the Middle East and North Africa.
Sanjar’s migration takes him deep into Saudi Arabia, while the other birds on the western flyway are not far behind.
Vyan crosses the Caspian Sea to join the other birds on the western route.
With two birds on the Uzbek/Turkmen border, two reaching Turkey, and four en route, new information is coming in every day to add to our knowledge of Sociable Lapwings.
Kiryl has still not made a move from the breeding grounds near Zhanteke, but is alive and well, with three satellite tag readings yesterday (20th September) as he moves around. Meanwhile, Maysa has joined Tesfaye on the Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan border, where for the last few years tagged birds have staged before attempting to cross the mountains of […]
Eight of the nine tagged birds are on the move.