As Sociable Lapwings start travelling north in their spring migration, Hanna is the first tagged bird to make a move.
Satellite tags not only help us follow birds on migration, but also enable us to track their use of habitats during their winter season.
After their long and amazing journeys, our tagged Sociable Lapwings settle down for the winter months.
Hanna makes an amazing journey across the mountains from Afghanistan to India.
Hanna crosses into Afghanistan, while Boris reaches Sudan
Sociable Lapwing movements highlight the need for cross-boundary conservation co-operation.
The amazing journey continues as Shirin reaches Africa.
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.
After staging for several weeks close to the Turkish border in northern Syria, Boris embarked on the next leg of a particularly interesting and lengthy journey south on November 13th.
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.