A satellite pass on August 30th showed that Jibek was still very near her nesting grounds in central Kazakhstan, but a new set of coordinates taken from a pass on the 4th September tells us that Jibek has now travelled about 300km to the west (and has therefore presumably begun her migration).
Despite expectations that Jibek would have embarked on her migration by now, our most recent signal logged at 15:30 on August 24th confirmed she is still currently close to her breeding grounds a few kilometers East of Lake Tengiz in Central Kazakhstan.
Jibek was initially tagged in central Kazakhstan in early June 2010 and after her chicks fledged she has remained close to her nesting site with the other Sociable Lapwings in her breeding colony. As of August 6th 2010, Jibek had still not embarked on her Autumn migration but was transmitting a strong signal. Any day [...]