Tag Archives: Irina

Onwards into the Middle East

Five birds tracked in five different countries, as the western flock moves further south.

Irina flys again!

In an unexpected turn of events, Irina reappears!

Summer on the steppe

This summer Boris and Irina returned safely to the breeding grounds, having wintered in Sudan and Saudi Arabia respectively, although after their long journeys neither bird ended up where we expected.

“My search for Irina in Tabuk”

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.

Irina reaches Saudi Arabia

Irina is now in North West Saudi Arabia near Tabuk and appears to be in an area of irrigated, agricultural pivot fields.

Irina arrives in eastern Turkey

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.