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 […]
Meet the birds that were tagged during summer 2015 and who are about to start their Amazing Journey.
Our team in the field fit another five tags to adult Sociable Lapwings, giving a total of nine to follow during this autumn’s migration.
The field team from Kazakhstan tell us more about their trip to attach satellite tags in June 2015.
Satellite tags not only help us follow birds on migration, but also enable us to track their use of habitats during their winter season.
After spending the winter far apart in Eastern Sudan and Western Saudi Arabia respectively, Boris and Irina have apparently reunited in Azerbaijan during their long journeys home to Kazakhstan.
Sociable Lapwing has become an increasingly scarce winter visitor to Israel, so news of at least 35 wintering there in 2013 brings us great cheer this Christmas.
Following the discovery that Irina had reached North West Saudi Arabia in late October, further satellite transmissions mid-November indicated she was still present near Tabuk.
All three of our satellite-tagged Sociable Lapwings are still transmitting strong signals. Of note is the particularly fast migration south by Irina who is now in Eastern Turkey.