Tag Archives: sightings

Sociable Lapwings found wintering in The Negev

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.

Satellite-tagged Sociable Lapwings are on the move again

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.

Sociable Lapwings arrive in Rajastahn

Further to the news that more than 400 Sociable Lapwings had been found at a stopover site in Uzbekistan in mid September, news has now reached us that at least some birds migrating along this ‘Eastern Flyway’ have reached the Indian Sub-continent.

Spring migration is underway

Birders following The Amazing Journey have sent us several recent reports confirming that Sociable Lapwings are now on the move again and have started their long migrations back from their wintering grounds.

Winter update and request for recent sightings

Last September, four Sociable Lapwings left Kazakhstan to begin their migrations fitted with working satellite transmitters but shortly afterwards we unfortunately stopped receiving any transmissions. We are however, pleased to now be able to report on a number of sightings we have recently received that confirm the presence of Sociable Lapwings in most of their regular wintering areas.

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings recorded in Kazakhstan

BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in Oman.

Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.

Further sightings in Qatar

Jamie Buchan has kindly sent us details of three Sociable Lapwings seen in Qatar on the 27th November, following on from the two sighted south-west of Doha on November 18th (again reported by Jamie). The three birds were seen at Arakhiya Farm, 30-kilometres south west of Doha, and were apparently associating with Northern Lapwings. The [...]

Adventurers arrive in The Gulf

Two new eye-witness reports we have just received confirm Sociable Lapwings are now passing further south through the Middle East and have arrived in The Gulf.

Birders’ reports help conservation effort

In addition to providing important new sightings records, Birders’ contributions to The Amazing Journey website are also providing extremely valuable information about Sociable Lapwing behaviour and habitat association. These are an important aid to conservation planning.