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.
Boris and Shirin move on, looking for the best place to settle down for breeding.
Both Boris and Shirin have made it back to Kazakhstan, and are now looking for a place to settle for breeding.
The exciting start of this year’s Sociable Lapwing autumn migration sees two of our four tagged birds heading towards Turkey and the Middle East, while the others make their way down to Turkmenistan.
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.
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.
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.
With a lack of trackable Sociable Lapwings to report on over the last year, we are delighted to now reactivate the Amazing Journey website to bring you news about the migrations of three new birds that scientists from RSPB and ACBK fitted with satellite tags earlier this year.