Tag Archives: Syria

Settling in for the winter

Other than Ajaz, most of the birds have been relatively settled over the last week.

Maysa and Tesfaye both in Pakistan

Our tagged birds are beginning to reach their wintering grounds, although the final destination of the eastern birds in particular is as yet unknown.

Nikoo reaches Sudan

Nikoo reaches Sudan, while Tesfaye is in Pakistan – with the other tagged birds expected to settle in wintering grounds soon. Kiryl has gone missing.

Kiryl on the move at last

Kiryl finally leaves the breeding grounds and heads off towards the Middle East and North Africa.

Border crossings

Sociable Lapwing movements highlight the need for cross-boundary conservation co-operation.

Syria, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

The amazing journey continues as Shirin reaches Africa.

Onwards into the Middle East

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

A New Year Message

“Two thousand and fourteen will be another challenging year for the field workers, conservationists and champions supporting the Sociable Lapwing conservation programme. I wish you all Good Luck.” Richard Porter – BirdLife Middle East Advisor.

Boris arrives in Sudan

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.

Surprise report from troubled Syria

During the current Syrian Uprising, travelling even short distances around the country has become very difficult and is in most cases extremely dangerous. Vehicles are subject to frequent spot checks by security forces and, with tensions running high, travel is heavily curtailed.