Ainur is an adult female Sociable Lapwing tagged on June 4th, 2013 about 100km south west of Astana in Central Kazakhstan. In Kazakh her name means ‘shine of the moon’. 50.10493, 70.54606 In order to help our scientists spot her in a large flock during migration she was colour ringed. Her colour ring combination is [...]
Irina is an adult female Sociable Lapwing tagged on June 4th, 2013 at Izendi, near Korgalzhyn in Central Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘peace’. 50.10435, 70.54905 In order to help our scientists spot her in a large flock during migration she was colour ringed. Her colour ring combination is green over blue on her left leg [...]
Boris was tagged on 5th June 2013 at 50.76734, 70.16909
In addition to providing important new sightings records, Birders’ contributions to The Amazing Journey website are also providing extremely valuable information about Sociable Lapwing behaviour and habitat association. These are an important aid to conservation planning.
Further to our recent request for sightings we have received details from Surat Singh Poonia of four Sociable Lapwings he encountered and photographed in the Tal Chhapar WildLife Sanctuary in Rajasthan last Sunday – October 24th.
One important aspect of our conservation activities for Sociable Lapwings is building an understanding of their global distribution and migratory flyways. If you’ve seen a Sociable Lapwing in the past three years and would like to add your sighting to our records please let us know by submitting a report.
On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey – the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.