September 22nd 2013. 46.7,56.7
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 the eyewitness reports we’ve received confirming Sociable Lapwing migration is now well underway; Abaj, Dina and Dana, three of the four birds we are satellite-tracking this autumn, have also begun their post-breeding migrations.
BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.
In order to increase our monitoring capability, two further female Sociable Lapwings were trapped and fitted with satellite-tracking devices in Central Kazakhstan this spring.
During an initial period of warm weather in mid April the first returning Sociable Lapwings were found back around the project study site at Korgalzhyn in central Kazakhstan.
A positive signal from Abaj received in a transmission made on April 14th confirms he has now made it safely back to his breeding grounds in central Kazakhstan, just north-west of Lake Tengiz.