Vyan crosses the Caspian Sea to join the other birds on the western route.
Both Boris and Shirin have made it back to Kazakhstan, and are now looking for a place to settle for breeding.
The amazing journey continues as Shirin reaches Africa.
Five birds tracked in five different countries, as the western flock moves further south.
With Spring in the air – Boris, Irina and Ainur, the three Sociable Lapwings we fitted with satellite tags in Kazakhstan last summer, have all left their wintering areas and are now on the way back to their breeding grounds.
“Two thousand and fourteen will be another challenging year for the field workers, conservationists and champions supporting the Sociable Lapwing conservation programme. I wish you all Good Luck.” Richard Porter – BirdLife Middle East Advisor.
Each spring since April 2009, Nature Iraq has conducted ornithological survey expeditions in and around the vast arid western and central deserts of Iraq, hoping to find Sociable Lapwings that might be passing through the country on their northerly migration back to Kazakhstan.
Omar Fadhil is an ecologist and wildlife photographer working for Nature Iraq.
Since the invasion of 2003, many people have been struggling to survive in the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq . Even now the country’s far from safe. However, over the past two years, Omar Fadil has set out to doggedly survey the bird population for Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), taking him to some of the […]