Tag Archives: Tracking

Abaj, Dina and Dana are on the move…

In addition to the eyewitness reports we’ve received confirming Sociable Lapwing migration is now well underway; Abaj, Dina and Dana, three of the four birds we are satellite-tracking this autumn, have also begun their post-breeding migrations.

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.

Two new recruits join our satellite-tracking study

In order to increase our monitoring capability, two further female Sociable Lapwings were trapped and fitted with satellite-tracking devices in Central Kazakhstan this spring.

Abaj returns safely to breeding grounds

A positive signal from Abaj received in a transmission made on April 14th confirms he has now made it safely back to his breeding grounds in central Kazakhstan, just north-west of Lake Tengiz.

Dinara is nearly home

Following a number of ambiguous signals over the past few weeks, we have just received confirmation that Dinara has made it back to southern Kazakhstan.

Omar Fadhil – Nature Iraq

Omar Fadhil is an ecologist and wildlife photographer working for Nature Iraq.

Dinara heads north

After spending the winter in western India (near the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat) Dinara has set off on a long journey north back towards her breeding grounds and is now already in Tajikistan about 50 km north-east of Khorog.

Protecting Sociable Lapwings in Iraq

In September 2010, Nature Iraq undertook a combined monitoring and advocacy exercise in several areas of Iraq where Sociable Lapwings have been previously found on passage.

Here you can see a group of school children holding up posters that explain the rarity of the species and urge local communities to participate in their protection.

Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter.

After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan – our most experienced traveller – has just popped up on our radar again. For the fourth year running we can confirm he is now back in a wintering flock in Sudan.

Dinara celebrates New Year in India

A new transmission just received from Dinara now locates her close to the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.